We have investment experience across many industries. We are a preferred investor for businesses undergoing a change where new ownership is needed or desired to position the company for growth, stability or succession. This is particularly true for family owned businesses where owners care deeply about the ongoing success of their businesses and employees.

no pic
Brian Grachek

Brian participated in the formation of Extreme Enterprises with Joshua David Kelly in 2001, and has been involved in all of the investments made by Extreme Enterprises, INC since then. He serves on the boards of all of our portfolio companies as well as on the Board of The Tile Shop (NASDAQ: TTS) which was a portfolio company prior to it becoming a public company in 2012.

Prior to Extreme Enterprises, Brian worked at The CWA Consulting Group from 2000 to 2001 in the firm’s Ohio, Chicago and New York offices. From 1998 to 2000 he served as a Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of EBW. Brian received a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


no pic
Joshua David Kelly


John Henry Babb

John joined Extreme Enterprises in January 2002 and established financial reporting and accounting systems for the investment group.  He has been involved in all platform and add-on investments and serves on the boards of all Extreme Enterprises companies and in various officer capacities for our portfolio companies.  He also oversees the structuring, financial and tax functions for each of Extreme Enterprises’ investment activities.

John has a B.S. in accounting from The University of Virginia. He is a CPA and previously worked at Deloitte in Kansas City and Des Moines where he was a senior auditor specializing in banking and insurance.