Gerry Cardinale
Courtesy of Redbird Capital Partners
United States

Redbird Capital Partners


Founder / Managing Partner

Since founding RedBird Capital in 2014, Cardinale has been a key strategic investor and partner to major media players such as Skydance, as well as a producer of high-profile projects including Amazon’s “Reacher” series and Paramount’s $1.64 billion blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick.” He’s also been a player in the sports world, completing RedBird’s $1.2 billion acquisition of soccer team AC Milan in August 2022, adding to a roster that features upstart football league the XFL, which RedBird bought with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia for $15 million in 2020. In 2022, he purchased a majority stake in Talent Systems, a provider of casting software. Also in Cardi­nale’s $6 billion RedBird portfolio are investments in LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Co. and Fenway Sports Group (Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, New England Sports Network and Pittsburgh Penguins).


  • Goldman Sachs
  • Redbird Capital Partners


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

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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