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Richard F. Gioia

Richard (“Rich”) co-founded Gioia Capital and is its managing member.  He specializes in identifying investment opportunities and collaborating with stakeholders to develop and drive meaningful value creation strategies following the investment. He grew up in family businesses and has been investing in regional, family-based businesses since 2013. Rich began his career practicing law.   Out of law school, he served as a Confidential Law Clerk to the Hon. William M. Skretny, United States District Court Judge, Western District of New York.  Following that, he worked at Damon Morey, LLP, one of the largest law firms in New York State.

Rich received an M.B.A from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School where he received the Dean’s Leadership Award.  He received a J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law.  And he received a B.A. from George Washington University.

Richard is the co-founder of Gioia Capital.  He focuses his time on cultivating new investment opportunities, drawing on decades of family business experience and a keen understanding of the unique challenges business owners face when contemplating succession planning.

Prior to Gioia Capital, Richard served as the President of Gioia Macaroni, one of the largest employers in Upstate New York at the time.  After three generations, the family sold Gioia Macaroni in 1976 to RHM, a British-based food conglomerate.  Following Gioia Macaroni, Richard, along with one of his brothers, Anthony, acquired Armor Box Corporation, a Buffalo-based corrugated packaging company.  Richard and Anthony later acquired two more companies, Corson Manufacturing and Cello Pack Corporation, both packaging-based businesses.  Richard sold Cello Pack in 2013 and retired from day-to-day business engagement.  In 2019, he came out of retirement to co-found Gioia Capital.

Richard received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.  He, along with his family, remains actively engaged in Buffalo-based civic institutions, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cherry Hill Club, Elmwood Franklin School, Canisius High School & College, the Buffalo Club, and much more.

Richard F. Gioia

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Richard (“Rich”) co-founded Gioia Capital and is its managing member.  He specializes in identifying investment opportunities and collaborating with stakeholders to develop and drive meaningful value creation strategies following the investment. He grew up in family businesses and has been investing in regional, family-based businesses since 2013. Rich began his career practicing law.   Out of law school, he served as a Confidential Law Clerk to the Hon. William M. Skretny, United States District Court Judge, Western District of New York.  Following that, he worked at Damon Morey, LLP, one of the largest law firms in New York State.

Rich received an M.B.A from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School where he received the Dean’s Leadership Award.  He received a J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law.  And he received a B.A. from George Washington University.

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Richard is the co-founder of Gioia Capital.  He focuses his time on cultivating new investment opportunities, drawing on decades of family business experience and a keen understanding of the unique challenges business owners face when contemplating succession planning.

Prior to Gioia Capital, Richard served as the President of Gioia Macaroni, one of the largest employers in Upstate New York at the time.  After three generations, the family sold Gioia Macaroni in 1976 to RHM, a British-based food conglomerate.  Following Gioia Macaroni, Richard, along with one of his brothers, Anthony, acquired Armor Box Corporation, a Buffalo-based corrugated packaging company.  Richard and Anthony later acquired two more companies, Corson Manufacturing and Cello Pack Corporation, both packaging-based businesses.  Richard sold Cello Pack in 2013 and retired from day-to-day business engagement.  In 2019, he came out of retirement to co-found Gioia Capital.

Richard received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.  He, along with his family, remains actively engaged in Buffalo-based civic institutions, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cherry Hill Club, Elmwood Franklin School, Canisius High School & College, the Buffalo Club, and much more.

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