Sam Graziano joins Chatham Financial as managing director

26 September 2023 2 min. read
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Sam Graziano has joined Chatham Financial, a financial risk management advisory and technology firm, as a managing director in its financial institutions practice.

Based in the firm’s Kennett Square, PA headquarters, Graziano takes on a newly created role that will see him lead strategic growth initiatives and work with bank, credit union, insurance, and broker-dealer clients.

He brings more than 20 years of experience building, leading, and advising fintech and financial services firms. Graziano joins Chatham from Amount, a provider of digital loan and account origination software, where he was chief commercial officer. Before that, he was CEO of Linear Financial Technologies, a SaaS company focusing on SMB lending that was acquired by Amount in 2022.

Between 2011 and 2021, Graziano co-founded and led Fundation, a loan processing fintech company. Before that, he spent over a decade in investment banking, holding senior roles at Centerview Partners and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

Graziano has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bucknell University.

Sam Graziano joins Chatham Financial as managing director

“Sam brings a wealth of experience in the banking space, as well as being a proven technology entrepreneur and executive,” said Matthew Tevis, managing partner and global head of financial institutions, Chatham Financial. “We look forward to working with him to enhance our customer experience and add new technology-driven capabilities and offerings in the future for our financial institution clients.”

Founded in 1991, Chatham helps companies across industries mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. The firm offers hedging strategy development, derivatives documentation, transaction execution, hedge accounting, and derivatives valuation solutions.

Chatham has more than 700 professionals across offices in the US, Canada, UK, Poland, Singapore, and Australia.

“I am thrilled to join a platform that is so well respected by its clients and so well positioned to innovate in the capital markets,” said Graziano. “I am equally as thrilled to be working alongside Matt and the rest of the team to assist our current and future clients in navigating complex balance sheet and risk management challenges with Chatham’s unique blend of technology, data, and advisory services.”