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Gerry Cardinale

Founder & Managing Partner

RedBird Capital Partners

New York, NY, USA

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Gerry’s Biography

Gerry Cardinale is the Founder & Managing Partner of RedBird Capital Partners.

Founded in 2014, RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. To date, RedBird manages over $6 billion of capital on behalf of a highly curated group of blue-chip global institutional and family office investors. RedBird’s network of entrepreneurs is central to its investment sourcing and company-building strategy that helps founders achieve their business objectives and long-term vision. Since inception, RedBird has invested in over 30 platform companies and 80 add on acquisitions with total enterprise value exceeding $30 billion.

Prior to founding RedBird, Gerry spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs, serving as a Partner of the firm and a senior leader of the Merchant Bank's private equity investing business, which managed over $100 billion of private capital investments across equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure investment strategies....
Gerry Cardinale is the Founder & Managing Partner of RedBird Capital Partners.

Founded in 2014, RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. To date, RedBird manages over $6 billion of capital on behalf of a highly curated group of blue-chip global institutional and family office investors. RedBird’s network of entrepreneurs is central to its investment sourcing and company-building strategy that helps founders achieve their business objectives and long-term vision. Since inception, RedBird has invested in over 30 platform companies and 80 add on acquisitions with total enterprise value exceeding $30 billion.

Prior to founding RedBird, Gerry spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs, serving as a Partner of the firm and a senior leader of the Merchant Bank's private equity investing business, which managed over $100 billion of private capital investments across equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure investment strategies.

During his tenure, Gerry worked with entrepreneurs and family business owners to build several successful multi-billion-dollar platform companies, including the Yankees Entertainment & Sports ("YES") Network, Legends Hospitality, and Suddenlink Communications.

Gerry currently sits on several boards across the RedBird investment portfolio, including Aethon United, Compass Datacenters, OneTeam Partners, RedBird FC, RedBird QSR, Skydance Media, TierPoint, the Yankees Entertainment & Sports (“YES”) Network, and Zenith Shipping.

Philanthropically, Gerry is a Trustee of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City and leads one of the multi-state Selection Committees that awards Rhodes Scholarships.
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Gerry’s Newsfeed

Business Insider
How Gerry Cardinale became the go-to dealmaker for the likes of the Yankees, AC Milan & Ben Affleck

Gerry Cardinale and his peers reveal the winning playbook for his $7.5 billion firm, RedBird Capital Partners.

 

 

The New York Times
The New York Times DealBook Summit

Ben Affleck and Gerry Cardinale discussed their new studio venture, Artists Equity. Their goal is to reimagine the relationships between studios, artists and crews working in the entertainment industry. 

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Gerry’s Background

RedBird Capital Partners
Founder & Managing Partner
Jul 2013 - Present
New York, NY, USA
RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. To date, RedBird manages over $6B of capital on behalf of a highly curated group of blue-chip global institutional and family office investors.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Partner
Aug 1992 - Dec 2012
New York, NY, USA
Goldman Sachs is a global financial services company that focuses on the areas of investment banking, investment management and securities.

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Current Board Positions

RedBird FC
Board of Directors
2020 - Present
Toulouse, FR
RedBird FC is a European football and analytics platform. Through this platform, RedBird deploys operating expertise and a data-analytics strategy in partnership with some of the top analytics-focused executives in sport. In July 2020, RedBird FC acquired control of Toulouse FC, a football club in Toulouse, France.
OneTeam Partners
Board of Directors
2019 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
OneTeam Partners is a partnership with the Players Associations of the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB). Its focus is on monetizing the Name, Image and Likeness (“NIL”) of each league's athletes.
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Philanthropy

Rhodes Trust
Selection Committee
Oxford, UK
The Rhodes Scholarship was first awarded in 1902 and is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious, international scholarship programmes. It enables outstanding young people from all around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
Mount Sinai Health System
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
The Mount Sinai Health System is a healthcare network that consists of eight campuses based in the New York Metropolitan area. It was established in 2013 as a collaborative effort between Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners.

Media

New York Yankees Investing in AC Milan as Part of RedBird Ownership Group
Aug 2022
RedBird founder Gerry Cardinale said the new ownership group's focus is to maintain "Milan's place at the summit of European and world football".
AC Milan’s new owners bet they can top miracle season
Jun 2022
London, UK
Gerry Cardinale sees continued success ahead for AC Milan, Redbird's recent acquisition.
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Interviews

RedBird Capital Partners’ Cardinale on Investing in Sports
Apr 2022
New York, NY, USA
In this interview with Bloomberg, Gerry Cardinale discusses his experiences investing in sports.
Are You Not Entertained?: Gerry Cardinale
Dec 2021
New York, NY, USA
Gerry Cardinale joins the Are You Not Entertained podcast to discuss Redbird's portfolio of global investments in sports, including those in professional sports leagues and sports content & technology, sports financing, and his view of where the sports world is heading in 2022.
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Awards & Recognition

Most Influential: Dealmakers & Disrupters
Honoree
2022
Gerry Cardinale was recognized for RedBird's recent acquisition of AC Milan, relaunching the XFL, and other sport-related deals and acquisitions.
Inc.'s 2020 PE 50
Honoree
2020
New York, NY, USA
Redbird Capital Partners was named one of the 50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs in Inc. magazine's annual list. This list recognizes PE Firms that support founder-led companies as they grow and find their place in the marketplace.
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Speaking Engagements

Sportico Live
Featured Speaker
Aug 2020
Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital joined this Sportico online event to discuss NFL Valuations. The event was held in conjunction with the release of the Sportico's first NFL Valuations Report and featured some of the NFL’s most accomplished executives on the business of football.
2020 MIT Sloane Sports Analytics Conference
Panel Member
Boston, MA, USA
Gerry Cardinal, Saquon Barkley and other panelists discuss the passage of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act.
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Gerry’s Education

University of Oxford
Rhodes Scholar, M.Phil in Politics & Political Theory
1989 - 1991
Harvard University
AB with Honors, magna cum laude
1985 - 1989

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