Terry Graunke Chairman and CEO
With more than thirty years as an operator and investor, Terry is a multi-faceted executive with a known ability to transform services businesses – and their categories – by spotting market disruptions and identifying outstanding talent. From entrepreneur (US Communications) to public company CEO (Eagle River Interactive) to Chairman of a private investment firm (Lake Capital), Terry has served as Chairman, CEO, or director of more than 36 private and public firms in the business services, strategic communications, and marketing services industries. Terry’s experience spans a wide range of companies and capabilities, including commercial and product offering development, leadership and management team growth, and strategic transformational M&A.
Terry has led investments totaling over $1.75 billion in the business services sector. In 2017, he founded Erie Street to focus on partnering with high-growth companies in disrupted and changing environments. Terry serves as a board member for Erie Street portfolio partner Trailer Park Group, as well as for The Engine Group and Viamedia. He also serves as Lead Director for APCO Worldwide, and was formerly Executive Chair of the Board for Erie Street portfolio partner 3Q Digital (now 3Q/DEPT). Terry is also involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors that support children, education, and conservation.