Founder and Managing Partner RedBird Capital Partners
Gerry Cardinale is the Founder and Managing Partner of RedBird Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on building high growth companies with flexible, long-term capital in partnership with entrepreneurs and families.
Since its launch in 2014, RedBird has led over $3.0 billion in equity and co-investments across 20 portfolio companies in its four key industry verticals: Sports, Leisure & Hospitality; Communications; Business & Financial Services; and Energy & Industrial Services.
Prior to founding RedBird, Gerry spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner of the firm and a senior leader of the Merchant Bank’s private equity investing business.
During his tenure, Gerry worked with entrepreneurs and family business owners to build several successful multi-billion-dollar companies, including the Yankees Entertainment & Sports (“YES”) Network, Legends Hospitality, and Suddenlink Communications.
In Sports, Gerry sits on the boards of the YES Network, which RedBird recently re-acquired; Yankee Global Enterprises (“YGE”), and OneTeam Partners, a partnership with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and MLB Players Association (MLBPA) which helps athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights.