Pamela Thomas-Graham, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dandelion Chandelier Digital Media, a private digital media enterprise focused on global luxury. She is a C-Suite executive with global expertise in multiple consumer-facing industries.
Personal Attributes and Interests
Ms. Thomas-Graham was married to Lawrence Otis Graham (died February 19, 2021). She has three children and loves running, skiing, books, the Pats, the Red Sox, the Warriors, and Valentino.
She served as Chief Marketing and Talent Officer and Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management New Markets at Credit Suisse Group AG (2013 - 2016). She was previously Chief Talent, Branding and Communications Officer (2010–2013). Prior to Credit Suisse, Ms. Thomas-Graham was managing director in the private equity group at Angelo, Gordon & Co., (2008–2010). She held several senior management positions, including senior vice president of Global Brand Development at Liz Claiborne Inc., (2005 - 2008). She was at NBC Universal/CNBC, president, CEO and chair (2001–2005), NBC Universal/CNBC, president and COO (2001), CNBC.com, president and CEO (1999–2001). Ms. Thomas-Graham began her career in 1989 at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, and became the firm’s first African-American female partner in 1995. McKinsey & Company Partner (1995–1999), Associate (1989–1995).
Board and Advisor Roles
Ms. Thomas-Graham serves on the board of Bumble, the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps. She is a member of the board of Compass, a real estate technology company. She serves on the board of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. She also serves as a board member of Peloton Interactive Inc. and Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son. From 2010 to 2016, she served as a member of the Executive Board at Credit Suisse, a multinational investment bank and financial services company. She has a served on the board of The Clorox Company, Parsons School of Design, board of governors member. Museum of Modern Art, Trustee Education Committee, member, Council on Foreign Relations, member, Economic Club of New York, member, Eaglebrook School, board member, Metropolitan Museum of Art, member of the Business Committee New York Philharmonic, board member.
Ms. Magazine named her the most influential African American woman in cable television in 2003. Fortune Magazine ranked her at #23 on their Most Powerful Black Executives List in 2002 and Black Enterprise named her Corporate Executive of the Year in 2001.
Mrs. Thomas-Graham, holds a JD, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, 1989. MBA, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts 1989. BA in Economics, Harvard University, Massachusetts 1985.