Sam Graziano

Chief Executive Officer, Fundation
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Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation, is a seasoned financial services executive and entrepreneur. Mr. Graziano co-founded Fundation in 2011. He is directly responsible for the strategic direction and fiscal growth of the company.

Prior to founding Fundation, Mr. Graziano spent more than a decade in investment banking and private equity, where he developed an expertise in strategic, financial and operational issues for banks, specialty finance companies, asset managers, broker/dealers and other institutions throughout the financial services sector.

Previously, Mr. Graziano served as Principal with Centerview Partners, where he provided strategic and financial advisory services to some of the nation’s largest and most recognizable financial services companies. Mr. Graziano’s experience includes serving as a Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, the nation’s largest boutique investment bank focused on the financial services sector, where he executed dozens of mergers and corporate finance transactions and co-founded the firm’s private equity practice.