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Lex McGraw

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Based in Atlanta, Lex McGraw is a trusted advisor and leads Egon Zehnder’s office in the city. He is also active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Financial Officers and Private Capital practices. Drawing on his expertise, Lex advises clients on executive search, management appraisal, and team effectiveness.

I am fortunate to be able to positively impact both candidates and clients. I love connecting people with opportunities that can transform organizations and change their trajectories.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lex held numerous roles at The Home Depot, including Vice President of Finance and Director of Business Development. Earlier, he was a Real Estate Investments Principal at Arcapita. He was also a Consultant at Bain & Company and Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on strategy, operations improvement, and merger integration projects.

Lex has a BS with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He is on the board of advisors for the Georgia Tech College of Business and is the fundraising chairperson for the school’s 25th reunion committee. He is passionate about family and Georgia Tech football and basketball.

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The Forward-Looking Board: Insights from Board Members

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What Makes a Great Board?

What Makes a Great Board?

U.S. public corporate heads gathered by Egon Zehnder shares their insights, challenges, and lessons on good board governance. Read more

Economic Uncertainty, Tighter Consumer Budgets and Labor Shortage

Economic Uncertainty, Tighter Consumer Budgets and Labor Shortage

Discover how CFOs and NEDs are planning for the end of this year into 2023 as they tackle inflation, a sporadic supply chain and… Read more

The Future of Retail

The Future of Retail

Retail companies have been permanently changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Consumer behaviors have shifted, employees have embraced different ways of working and investors continue… Read more

A View Like No Other

A View Like No Other

Retail CFOs share how their roles are evolving, what they learned from the pandemic, and the broader influence CFOs can have both inside and… Read more

Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

The role of CFO in PE-backed companies continues to evolve from accountant to business leader. A group of PE CFOs joined to discuss the… Read more

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