Our Team

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Graham Capital Executive Team

David Curtis

Managing Director of Graham Healthcare Capital

“We bring not only capital, but also extensive operational expertise to our portfolio companies.”

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David previously served as the President of Residential Home Health for over 13 years and as Chief Operating Officer of Graham Healthcare Group Home Health. He has overseen all aspects of the day-to-day operations as it has grown from $5 million in annual revenues to the largest home health care provider in the state of Michigan with operations in Illinois and Pennsylvania. David’s time is focused on ensuring all aspects of home health business for Residential Home Health, Allegheny Health Network Healthcare@Home, and Mary Free Bed At Home; he is on-point to ensure that the businesses are constantly growing, improving, innovating, and raising the bar in the marketplace and for our patients.

Prior to Residential, David was Managing Partner of Leland Partners, a consulting firm based in Bloomfield Hills with clients including General Motors, Philips Electronics, Syntel, Inc., The Kauffman Foundation, and Mt. Clemens General Hospital. Prior to Leland, David was a Senior Principal with Diamond Technology Partners, a global consulting firm based in Chicago that advised Fortune 500 companies on business strategy and operations.

David graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics where he was a member of the varsity crew team. David earned his MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan. David is married, and he adores his four children, Christian, Sterling, Ila Bliss, and Truman.

Justin DeWitte

Managing Director of Graham Healthcare Capital

“We employ a buy-and-hold strategy, allowing our portfolio companies the freedom to make decisions that are best for the long-term.”

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Justin served as the President of Residential Hospice, the fastest-growing hospice provider in Michigan, from 2011 to 2016, and more recently Chief Operating Officer of Graham Healthcare Group Hospice. He has also overseen the business operation functions of Graham Healthcare Group, including finance, information technology, human resources, and marketing, as President of Graham Health Services. Justin oversees the day-to-day clinical, financial, and, administrative operations of Residential Hospice.

Previously, Justin was CEO at one of the five largest post-acute physician practices in the country until it was acquired by IPC, and he was the founder and president of a management consultant company serving CEOs and principals in healthcare and private equity. In addition, Justin worked for Chrysler Corporation in the capacity of launching new vehicles and marketing. Justin holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and graduated from the University of Michigan’s MBA program with high honors. Justin is married and the proud father of four children.

Jim Ward

Vice President of Graham Healthcare Capital

“We are the ideal solution for the business that needs capital, but who wants a long-term partner for growth as well.”

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Jim has over fifteen years of experience as a financial manager, investment banker, and advisor to middle-market companies. Jim’s experience includes membership at 2nd Generation Capital, LLC, where he spent much of his time advising small enterprises on financial strategy, helping clients raise debt or equity capital, and developing relationships with private equity, mezzanine, and debt capital providers throughout the country. He also founded Southeast Acquisition Capital, a company designed to facilitate business ownership transition in the Southeast. Previously, Jim worked for Mars in its Financial Management Development Program and at Fannie Mae in a data analytics role during the housing market downturn and government conservatorship. Jim is currently president of the Nashville chapter of the Exit Planning Institute (EPI) and serves on the board of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Tennessee.

Jim graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management, where he was Beta Gamma Sigma and with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Strategy. Jim is married and is the proud father of his two children.

Michele Oglesby

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

“We focus on resource allocation to create value and ensure our portfolio companies have the greatest opportunity to thrive in today’s healthcare market.”

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With a successful background working in a variety of start-ups and complex established companies, she offers two decades of expertise in organizational growth and a proven track record in driving profitability in healthcare. Michele joined the Graham Healthcare Capital team in 2021 as the VP of Strategic Initiatives. She serves as an advisor to the portfolio companies on strategy, executive talent acquisition, and driving performance metrics to ensure successful transition to meet company goals. She is involved in the investment lifecycle, including strategy execution to exceed targeted growth goals.

Previously, she led market specific business development and acquisition initiatives in a variety of healthcare settings. Michele served as the Chief Operation and Compliance Officer for Bridge Connector, which delivered integration solutions for healthcare organizations. Prior to this, she served as the Division Vice President for Amsurg, a leading provider of physician-led and ambulatory-surgery services from 2013 to 2018. She oversaw the business, clinical, and financial operations including market strategy, information technology, finance, human resources, and quality initiatives. She drove market decisions on capital investments and construction projects along with market specific business development acquisitions.

Her previous employment includes senior-level leadership in development and turn-around of operational and financial performance in service line management at Baptist Hospital (currently Ascension St. Thomas Midtown) and Lourdes Hospital (formerly Catholic Health Partners), and more than a decade at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Business Development Officer.

Michele holds a MMHC (Master of Management in Health Care) from Vanderbilt University, as well as an MSHA (Master of Health Services Administration) and a BS degree in biology from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a Nashville native orthopaedic surgeon, and daughter. She enjoys volunteering in nonprofit initiatives to improve communities and serves as an advisor for Project Healthcare at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

Peter Baricev


“Our unique distribution sharing model provides management with long-term liquidity and further upside.”

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Prior to joining Graham, Peter worked as an Analyst for Five Points Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm with $1.7B in capital commitments. While at Five Points, Peter completed several equity and debt investments, primarily within the healthcare and technology-enabled services sectors. Peter began his career in the Global Financial Services group of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), where he focused on the financial analysis and reporting of IP’s strategic acquisitions and raw material suppliers.

Peter received a BA in Commerce and Business from Rhodes College with additional concentrations in Finance and International Business, where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

Jake Fait

Business Operations Analyst

“We provide insights to our portfolio company leaders and drive lasting growth through operational improvements.”

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Jake has experience in Investment Banking, traditional Private Equity, and Family Office investing. Most recently he was an Analyst at Lorient Capital, a healthcare services focused Private Equity firm located in Detroit, MI.

Prior to his time at Lorient, he worked for SI Capital, the Family Office of the founder of 5-hour Energy, where he was part of an investment team managing $1B+ in capital.

Jake graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics where he was a four-year letter winner on the varsity golf team, a two-time Academic All-American, and captain his senior year.

Calvin Clayton


“It’s an honor to partner with management teams, giving them an alternative to traditional private equity that uses time-tested and true principles to bring success.”

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Calvin joined Graham Healthcare Capital in the first year since the firm’s inception and is active in each stage of the investment lifecycle, including sourcing, diligence, execution and portfolio value creation. Prior to Graham, Calvin was involved in the investment processes through interning at a hedge fund, a commercial real estate firm, and for the CEO of The Escape Game as they sold a majority stake to private equity in 2017.

Calvin received a Bachelors of Science in Business from Thomas Edison State University.

Graham Capital Investment Team

Donald E. Graham

Chairman of the Board of Graham Holdings Company
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Donald E. Graham became chairman of the board in September 1993. He was chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (previously The Washington Post Company) from May 1991 until November 2015. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000.

Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. His father was publisher of The Washington Post from 1946 until 1961 and president of The Washington Post Company from 1947 until his death in 1963. His mother, Katharine Graham, served in a variety of executive positions from 1963 until her death in 2001. Eugene Meyer, Graham’s grandfather, purchased The Washington Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.

After graduating in 1966 from college, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970. Graham joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1971 as a reporter.

Graham is a co-founder of TheDream.US, the largest national scholarship fund for DREAMers. Previously, he served as chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program. He remains a member of the DC-CAP board. DC-CAP has assisted over 23,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $33 million.

Graham is a trustee of the Federal City Council and KIPP-DC.

Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy

President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Holdings Company
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Timothy O’Shaughnessy became president and chief executive officer of Graham Holdings, effective November 2015. O’Shaughnessy joined the Company as president in 2014 to oversee investments and acquisitions, and to help set a new direction following the sale of The Washington Post. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to nearly $2 billion.

A native of Minnesota and the youngest of four children, O’Shaughnessy was born in 1981. Following his graduation from Georgetown University in 2004 with a BSBA in Marketing, Operations and Information Management, he joined AOL as a product manager. In 2006, he moved to Revolution Health, where he rose to vice president of product development. During that time, he and three others developed a successful series of apps for Facebook. That company grew into LivingSocial, where O’Shaughnessy was CEO for seven years.

O’Shaughnessy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council.

He is married to Laura Graham O’Shaughnessy, a daughter of Donald E. Graham. She is CEO of SocialCode, a social marketing technology company, wholly owned by Graham Holdings. The O’Shaughnessys live in Washington, DC, and have three young children.

Jake Maas

Senior Vice President – Planning and Development of Graham Holdings Company
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Jake Maas, senior vice president of planning and development, joined Graham Holdings Company in October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Maas spent 7 years at LivingSocial in a variety of leadership roles to include chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations, and head of corporate development. He helped grow the company from a small startup to a global enterprise with nearly $2 billion in sales.

Previously, Maas served as a managing director at Revolution Health Group, helping to acquire and build a portfolio of technology companies focused on consumer healthcare. Maas also worked on Capitol Hill for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and served as the press secretary on his re-election campaign in 2002. Maas began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Media and Telecom division, advising on both M&A and corporate finance transactions

Maas earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University, where he was an “All American athlete” on the track and cross country teams.