Managing Director of Global Marketing & Communications and Global Talent Management, The Riverside Company http://www.riversidecompany.com/ Graham Hearns joined The Riverside Company in 2006. He leads both the firm’s marketing and communications efforts and its human resource efforts. Graham’s responsibilities include media relations, web strategy, advertising, marketing, event management, and human capital management and development. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has maintained a core philosophy of investing in smaller market-leading companies, enabling it to acquire more than 300 companies in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Riverside, Graham spent nearly 10 years at IMG, a Cleveland-based global sports marketing firm, with dual responsibilities as Vice President for the Motorsports Division, as well as the Exposition Division, where he directed several different grand prix races and special events. He is active in the community, having volunteered for a number of nonprofit organizations. He is currently on the Board of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and active with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.