Bio Details


Independent Director
James H. Graves has served as a director of FirstCash since the Merger in 2016 and previously served as a Cash America director from 1996 to 2016. Mr. Graves has served as managing director and partner of Erwin, Graves & Associates, LP, a management consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas, since January 2001. Mr. Graves also served as executive vice president of financial strategy for DeviceFidelity, Inc., a financial services technology company, from March 2008 through September 2012. Mr. Graves served as a director, vice-chairman of the board of directors and chief operating officer of Detwiler, Mitchell & Co., a Boston-based securities research firm, from June 2002 until June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Graves held various positions, including chief operating officer, with J.C. Bradford & Company, a Nashville-based securities firm. He also worked for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. as the head of the energy group and later as head of the industry investment banking groups in New York. Mr. Graves previously served as a director at Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., a publicly traded insurance company, serving from 1995 to June 2022, as a director of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company, serving from 2017 to March 2022 and as a director of Tristate Capital Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company, serving from 2011 through July 2015. Mr. Graves also serves as a director of various privately-held companies, including a private equity fund and a healthcare technology company.