Managing Principal, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Portfolio Manager
Mr. Grader leads LHA's research and porfolio analyis. He is also the Portfolio Manager for the Global Trading Composite (currently under development) and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Prior to LHA, Mr. Grader was a Managing Principal of the general partner to several private equity and hedge fund partnerships and led the operational and analytics teams responsible for investment analysis, manager selection, and manager oversight.
Prior to 2004, Mr. Grader was a Principal at Radius Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity Merchant Banking firm that he helped launch. In that capacity, he held senior roles in the incubation of new businesses and the structuring of consolidation transactions in the financial services, information technology, and telecommunications sectors.
Before Radius, Mr. Grader was a Senior Associate at Comdisco Ventures, where he managed the Boston office and led a successful track record of structured debt investments in the medical services and biotechnology sectors. Prior to Comdisco, he was a venture capitalist at MassVentures, a seed-stage venture fund, where he led equity investments, including several niche category leaders in the medical device and enterprise software markets. In the early 1990's, Mr. Grader was a Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse, where he was the principal analyst on privatization/restructuring projects in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. He also served for three years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer, retiring with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Grader has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in International Economics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.