Gerry Cardinale
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United States

Redbird Capital Partners


Founder / Managing Partner

Cardinale made headlines in August 2020 when his private investment firm, RedBird Capital Partners, entered into a 50/50 deal with Dwayne Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia to acquire the XFL, making Garcia the first female owner of a sports league. The same month, he teamed with Oakland A’s exec Billy Beane, former Cleveland Browns president Alex Scheiner and Sacramento Kings VP of strategy and analytics Luke Bornn to raise $575 million with an initial public offering for RedBall Acquisition Corporation, which plans to acquire a professional sports franchise or sports-related business. Founded in 2013, RedBird manages $4 billion of capital across core verticals including sports, financial services, consumer, technology, media and telecommunications.


  • Goldman Sachs
  • Redbird Capital Partners


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Oxford University (UK)

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Goldman Sachs Veteran Andy Gordon Joins RedBird Capital as Partner

Goldman Sachs Veteran Andy Gordon Joins RedBird Capital as Partner

The increasingly Hollywood-friendly RedBird Capital Partners is making a big splash on the West Coast.The private investment firm is opening a Los Angeles shop with a big new hire as anchor, the veteran Goldman Sachs executive Andy Gordon, who will join the company as a partner in the first quarter of 2021.Recent RedBird transactions include investments in David Ellison's Sykdance Media, Tencent, and CJ Entertainment. Gordon advised on all from his post at Goldman, as well as RedBird's $575 million...


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