Who We Are Our Team
Gene Conese
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor


Gene is senior advisor and co-founder of Gridiron Capital. He currently serves on the boards of Essential Cabinetry Group, HM Dunn, and Tokyo Joe’s. Gene previously served on the boards of several Gridiron Capital partnerships, including: PAS Technologies, Inc., Engage2Excel, Performance Health, and Yellowstone Landscape Group.


Prior to co-founding Gridiron, Gene was President and Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Board of Directors, and a member of the Executive Committee of Greenwich Air Services, Inc. He led Greenwich Air from a single facility with 400 employees to become the world’s largest independent provider of repair, refurbishment, overhaul, and maintenance for gas turbine engines. Gene took Greenwich Air public in 1993 and, in 1997, sold the business to General Electric in a negotiated transaction valued at $1.5 billion.

Prior to Greenwich Air, Gene was President of Haskon Corporation, a leading supplier of silicone rubber seals for the aerospace industry, and EPCO Technologies, a leading supplier of specialty packaging supplies to the consumer products industry. He sold both of these companies in 1989 to a U.S. subsidiary of BTR, plc. He has served as board member and a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee for a NYSE-listed company and is an active board member of several private companies.

Education & Personal

Gene received a B.A. in economics from Denison University. Gene enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid golfer and enjoys boating.

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