Creating An Ecosystem of High-Tech Jobs with John Graham, USMA ’87

May 31, 2020 | USMA

John Graham (USMA ’87) is the CEO at Campfire Capital, an investment banking team that has nearly a century of collective strategic advisory and financial services experience.  In today’s episode, we discuss their efforts to build out ThayerGate.Ai, a Business Accelerator program located outside the gates of West Point.  ThayerGate.Ai provides below-market occupancy costs, workforce training, mentoring programs, easy access to experienced professionals, and a host of other resources for business owners.  I am also joined on this episode by John Vermeesch (USMA ’90) and Peter Goudet (USMA ’91), President of Campfire Capital.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The special support they are offering business owners who are located at their facility
  • Their mission to support the revitalization and improvement of the Greater West Point-Highland Falls Community
  • The most important skills they learned at West Point that have helped them as entrepreneurs

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Special thanks to John for joining me this week.  Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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