March 22, 2019
Property management platform SMS Assist has hired Graham Blackwell as chief strategy and revenue officer. Blackwell (pictured) was most recently an EVP with Bain Capital’s North American private equity team, and has nearly two decades’ experience building businesses through the sharpening of strategy and execution.
“SMS Assist has grown into the company we are today because of our novel technology, smart strategy, and a relentless dedication to service,” said CEO Taylor Rhodes. “Graham will make all those qualities even stronger, allowing us to accelerate our next phase of growth.”
While with Bain Capital, Blackwell worked closely with the boards, management teams, and broader organizations of portfolio companies to define and execute enterprise-wide strategic transformation. His efforts resulted in accelerating revenue growth and strong investor returns across wide-ranging businesses.
Before joining Bain, Blackwell was an associate partner with McKinsey & Company, specializing in retail, and a consultant with Accenture.
Pictured: SMS Assist headquarters in Chicago
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