Joel Graves

Joel Graves


Joel Graves is a senior manager in West Monroe Partners’ Banks & Credit Unions practice. He has nearly a decade of experience helping banks navigate complex changes to improve performance, create a competitive advantage, and grow profitably.


Joel collaborates with clients to plan and execute projects, driving profitability from a number of areas, including effective sales and customer service, operational efficiency, accretive M&A transactions, and prudent risk management. He partners with stakeholders across organizations to identify and eliminate the constraints that inhibit them from achieving their goals.

Joel has established himself as a leader in guiding organizations through large-scale changes, including designing and implementing operating models, deploying software systems across lines of businesses and shared services, and integrating companies via acquisitions.

Joel began his career as a licensed personal banker with JPMorgan Chase.

Joel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He is a CFA® charterholder.