Managing Director, Founder
John Grahame, a Denver native, and former professional athlete in the National Hockey League, transitioned into the business world becoming the VP of Business Development for TriWorth in 2012. He was promoted to Managing Director and his immediate impact was recognized by the prestigious Denver Business Journal as one of the top “40 under 40 Award Recipients in 2013” as they honored Denver’s young, dynamic and up-and-coming business visionaries.
Currently, John has been named Managing Partner for Tri-Search, which specializes in placing permanent mid-market positions for companies of any size throughout the US, Canada and the UK. John has had success in various industries including sports & entertainment, oil and gas, energy, construction services, manufacturing, technology and retail to name a few. He has worked closely in partnership with the private equity and investment banking communities nationally as well as being involved with the Western Energy Alliance and the Denver Metro Chamber. To date, John has led his teams to the effective completion of over 500 placements equating in excess of $10 million in revenue within the recruitment industry.
John believes there is a great deal of crossover between professional sports and the business world which has aided him in his positive transition. He’s been described as a competitive and extremely driven leader who believes integrity and collaboration are both major foundations for a team atmosphere. With all of John’s past experience and associations with building championship teams at the highest level, he hopes to convey what he has learned and help take Tri-Search to the top of the recruitment industry.
Previously, John earned great achievements during his 14 year career as a hockey player winning the Calder Cup in 1999 with the Providence Bruins and the prestigious Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also had the tremendous honor of being selected as a member of the USA Olympic Hockey Team in Torino, Italy in 2006. In addition, his resume includes founding and creating Rorschach in 2009, a top tier wine with its unique story and inspiring label that successfully sold out of the entire 250 case production in less than a two year span of time. Rorschach was featured in numerous high end restaurants around the country with L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas highlighting that list of establishments. John attended Lake Superior State University on a full athletic scholarship studying business and communications.
John has been active in the community currently serving on the Board of Advisors for the ACE Scholarship Foundation. ACE focuses on providing children of low-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and advocates for expanded school choice. He has been involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation since 2001 as well. John, and his wife Niki, have three sons, Colton, Knox and Lucas and have made Denver their home.