Chad Gracia focuses on helping U.S. and international private equity, venture capital and real estate fund managers to build strong LP relationships in the Middle East, where he has raised more than $1 billion for his clients. For more than twenty years, he has worked with high net worth individuals in the region, as well as advised Saudi ambassadors, the Saudi Royal Court, the Bahrain Royal Court, various regional institutions, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) as well as the U.S. government. As a placement agent, The Gracia Group has represented some of the largest hedge fund and private equity funds in the world; in real estate, we were chosen by Gary Barnett of Extell Development to lead their Middle East relationship-building efforts.
From 2013-2018, the Gracia Group was the private sector mission leader for U.S. Commerce Department Certified Private Equity and Real Estate trade missions to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman, where he has introduced fund managers to more than 100 active LP allocators, including dozens of local family offices and all of the regional sovereign wealth funds. His delegations were hosted at the homes of US ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Oman and throughout the region. He has worked closely with U.S. embassies and ambassadors to introduce these delegations to local LPs.
Mr. Gracia is also a registered securities broker who trades pre-IPO tech unicorns via the broker-dealer, Rainmaker Securities.
Chad is also a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary film director and is Series 7, 63 registered with FINRA.