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David Grain

Chief Executive Officer and Founder


Mr. Grain is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Grain Management. 

Prior to founding Grain in 2007, Mr. Grain led Pinnacle Towers (later renamed Global Signal) from bankruptcy to a successful IPO, transforming it into one of the largest independent wireless communication tower companies in the world. Prior to Global Signal, Mr. Grain served as Senior Vice President of AT&T Broadband’s New England Region and was an Executive Director in the High Yield Finance Department at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Grain is the Lead Independent Director of Southern Company’s Board of Directors, Independent Director of Dell Technologies, Director of New Fortress Energy, Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Advisory Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a member of the Board of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of Business Executives for National Security.

Mr. Grain holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he serves on the Board of Advisors. He holds a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross, where he served for eight years as a Trustee.

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