Gerard joined Water Street Partners in 2010 and was elected a Partner in the firm at the beginning of 2015. He has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and deal making. Gerard has worked across a wide range of transaction types from M&A to divestitures, with most of his time spent focused on joint ventures, partnerships, and alliances.
He has advised clients in structuring and negotiating more than 25 major transactions, including over $50 billion in deal value. He has helped clients launch their ventures, develop and update venture strategy and scope, define venture operating and governance models, and build partnering-specific deal processes and governance practices.
Prior to joining Water Street Partners, Gerard worked at Booz & Company, where he advised clients on a variety of M&A due diligence, corporate strategy and transformation, and market assessment engagements. He also worked at Accenture, where he focused on process and organizational design and implementation.
Gerard has been published/quoted in The Hill, Chief Executive Magazine, Corporate Board Member, Financier Worldwide, and other publications. He has been a guest speaker at MBA programs and industry conferences.
Education: MBA from Duke University and BS in Finance from Virginia Tech, where he was an Academic All-American and All-Conference tennis player.