Graham played quarterback for the Rams from 1973-74 and graduated from Colorado State in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. Graham went on to a successful career of more than 30 years in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, where he was known as an innovator and effective leader.
In 1998, Graham founded ICAT Managers, a leader in catastrophic risk insurance products. He sold ICAT, including its Lloyd’s of London business, in 2010.
Prior to ICAT, Mr. Graham spent 21 years with E. W. Blanch Co. (now Benfield Group) as a reinsurance intermediary. At E. W. Blanch Co., Mr. Graham was an Executive Vice President with responsibility for the Western Region of the US. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of E. W. Blanch Co., Paragon Reinsurance Risk Management Services, Inc., and Blanch Capital Risk Solutions, Inc.
Graham was a co-founder of E. W. Blanch Co.’s San Francisco office. Under his leadership, Blanch became the largest treaty reinsurance intermediary on the West Coast, placing in excess of $1 billion of reinsurance premium into the marketplace.
Graham was E. W. Blanch Co.’s project leader for the placement of the California Earthquake Authority’s $3.5 billion reinsurance program, the largest reinsurance placement in the history of the market. He co-wrote the legislation that created the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund. Throughout his career he has worked with insurance companies providing counsel for their catastrophe risk management and assisting with the purchase of reinsurance coverage.
Graham sits on the advisory board of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Region, Financial Services division.