Chris Lawler

Senior Advisor

Joined Graham:


Professional Bio:

Chris is a Senior Advisor with over 20 years of private equity investment experience. As a former Managing Principal of Graham Partners, he shared responsibility for many major aspects of Graham Partners’ investment process, including investment sourcing, structuring, and exiting, as well as working with portfolio companies to build value. Chris also served on Graham Partners’ Flagship and Growth Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Graham Partners, Chris worked for NationsBanc Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) in its Financial Sponsors Group. Before NationsBank, he worked for First Fidelity Bank (now Wells Fargo) and for Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation in its Commercial Banking Group.


Chris earned his B.S. from the University of Richmond, cum laude, and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Director’s List student.


Chris is originally from Cherry Hill, NJ. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons and two daughters.