Graham Weihmiller, CFE

Chair, Franchisor Forum; CEO, BNI

Graham Weihmiller is Chairman & CEO of BNI, a position he has held since 2014. Graham is extremely passionate about BNI’s unique ability to foster job creation, economic growth, and lifelong relationships through collaboration amongst purpose-driven business leaders. As CEO, he is focused on building the BNI of the future and dedicated to making the BNI membership experience the best that it can be. His goal is to ensure BNI Members across BNI’s 70 operating countries achieve their dreams.


Graham also serves as a Director of the BNI Foundation, which helps underprivileged children access life changing educational opportunities throughout the world. Prior to joining BNI, Graham was the CEO of Griswold Home Care – a 35-year-old franchisor of homecare services company with over 250 locations across the United States. Previously, Graham led Pioneer Equity Partners and American Franchise Company and also worked with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.


Graham received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BBA from the College of William & Mary. He has done subsequent executive education with Harvard Business School in India. He is a Certified Franchise Executive™ and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. He is active with the International Franchise Association and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, franchising, and operational excellence. He has participated in seminars and panels at Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, and Georgetown University. He also mentors several US based growth-oriented companies on strategy and operations.


Originally from Virginia, Graham lives with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a three-time Ironman triathlete, a marathoner, and has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. He and his wife, Sarah – a pediatric emergency room doctor – are active members of their church, enjoy movie time with their three children, playing with their two German Shepherds, weekend trips to the Carolina mountains, and traveling together throughout the world. 

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