CEO of All Media Ventures; Director, Blue Socks Media
Allan Grafman is a recognized operating executive and board director. His expertise includes media, distribution, software and content enterprises, domestic and international, public and private. Currently CEO of All Media Ventures, previous executive roles include: Operating Partner Mercury Capital Partners; Chairman of the Board of Majesco; President of Archie Comics; President and CEO of Modelwire; EVP and CFO of Hallmark Entertainment; VP and Managing Director of Tribune Company; and VP and GM of ABC/CCB Cable. He began his career as an on-air announcer and ad salesman for KSHE Radio in St. Louis.
Mr. Grafman has served on 8 boards and includes these companies and investors: Mercury Capital, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Delta Private Equity, Morgan Stanley and others.
He is a frequently published author and commentator in "Directors and Boards," “NACD Directorship,” "Licensing Book," ACG, MSNBC and other professional publications for board directors and industry leaders. Mr. Grafman is active in a number of corporate governance advisory boards including the NACD Lead Director Commission, ISS Corporate Governance Advisory Board, and others.
He received his BA from Indiana University (Phi Beta Kappa), Russian Language and Literature, his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University (International Fellow), and his MBA from Columbia University (Beta Gamma Sigma) Finance.