Anita S. Graham is a Principal with Arctaris Impact Fund. In that capacity, she sources and reviews opportunities primarily in Maryland and Washington, DC that fits the investment strategy of Arctaris Impact Fund, a 10 year fund, focused on growth-oriented operating businesses and infrastructure projects that have an impact in communities that are underserved. Founded in 2009, Arctaris has partnered with the Kresge Foundation, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and multiple other foundations as well as federal and state agency partners.
Anita has over 25 years experience in investing in private equity with a particular focus in underserved markets including women and minority owned businesses. She co-founded a company formed to provide financial and administrative advisory services to businesses with experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and senior/mezzanine debt financing. Anita also served as a General Partner of Opportunity Capital Partners (“OCP”), a private equity firm with $135 million of capital under management that focused on providing later stage growth equity to companies primarily in the telecommunications, media, industrial services. Ms. Graham has made direct investments in an array of sectors leading transactions that total in excess of $300 million.
Ms. Graham has served on the boards of portfolio companies and is a frequent speaker on panels involving capital raising for businesses. Ms. Graham has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University.