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Years of experience supported by a strong network of resources.

Actively engage our investor and advisor network.

Partner as a trusted advisor.

Mission driven.

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Executive Partner

Gary has over 40 years of experience working with emerging growth companies and has been engaged in more than 125 financings for domestic and international public and private entities. Gary founded First Capital Ventures (then First Capital Business Development) in 2005 to collaborate with entrepreneurs, investors, private equity groups, venture capital funds and investment banking firms to restructure, finance and revitalize high potential, under-performing startup and re-start companies. Gary has served as Chairman, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of several private and public corporations. 


Prior to founding First Capital, Gary spent more than 30 years in investment and merchant banking. He began his career at Smith Barney, where he specialized in developing financing solutions for high growth companies. Gary also worked on special project financing for Drexel Burnham Lambert, and later owned a Denver-based investment bank for nearly two decades. Gary is a US Army Vietnam veteran (Sergeant, 1st Cavalry Division), and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and an associate degree in organizational psychology from Meyers College in Cleveland, Ohio. He resides in Centennial, Colorado with his wife. 



Managing Partner

Dan is Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of First Capital Ventures, Ltd (FCV).  He joined Co-Founder and Executive Partner, Gary Graham, in 2021 to launch FCV. He brings over 35 years of experience in the global institutional asset management industry working with large $10+ billion public retirement systems, corporations, endowments and foundations as well as their investment consultants. Dan has worked in senior roles with large global firms such as Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Warburg Pincus and Principal Global Investors plus smaller investment boutiques like Denver Investment Advisors and TortoiseEcofin. 

He has experience working across a diverse set of both public and private asset classes such as private equity, private credit, real estate and REITs, global equities, emerging markets, global fixed income, multi-assets solutions, infrastructure and Sustainability/Impact investing.

A native of the Midwest, Dan attended the University of South Dakota and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics along with a minor in math and computer science. He is a proud empty nester with three adult children and one granddaughter and resides in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife.

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