Lex McGraw


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Lex McGraw Egon Zehnder, Atlanta


Lex McGraw, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Financial Officers Practices. He provides a range of services, including executive and board search, management appraisals and team effectiveness consulting.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lex spent ten years at The Home Depot in a variety of roles, including Vice President of Finance and Director of Business Development. Most recently, he held financial responsibility for Home Depot’s US operations including strategic planning, FP&A and capital management. Previously, he led acquisitions, integration and real estate for HD Supply. Earlier in his career, Lex was a Real Estate Investments Principal at Arcapita where he sourced, evaluated and managed real estate investments in healthcare, industrial, multifamily, and retail properties. Lex was also a consultant at Bain & Company and Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on strategy, operations improvement, and merger integration projects across a range of industries.

Lex earned a BS with highest honors at Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

News and Publications

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

consultant name

Lex McGraw Egon Zehnder, Atlanta