Mr. Gould has more than
25 years of experience in private equity and over 30 years of experience in
development, marketing and negotiation related to investments in companies,
real estate and sports and entertainment. He is a founder and Managing General
Partner of The Walnut Group, a private equity fund. Mr. Gould serves on several
Boards of Directors notably Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW), Wild Things
Gear, a designer of high-end outdoor apparel, The O’Gara Group, a global
products and services company, and Adspace Networks, Inc., a mall digital media
Mr. Gould has also served
as Managing Partner of Management One, a sports management firm he founded,
that has represented professional athletes in the NFL and NBA, including Frostee
Rucker, Terry Glenn, Peter Warrick, Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson, John
Browning, Andre Smith, Sue Bird and the late Korey Stringer, and as a partner
in Avondale Management Group, represented Evander Holyfield, four time
Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Mr. Gould is a Founder
and Managing Partner of Avondale Pictures and Avondale Entertainment Group. In
addition, Mr. Gould has produced, distributed, and packaged numerous motion
pictures, television and entertainment events and was a Founder and Partner in
Triton Pictures. He has been a frequent investor, through his partnership with
Frederic H. Mayerson, in numerous acclaimed Broadway musicals including Smokey
Joe's Café, Topdog/Underdog, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, and Spiderman. Mr. Gould was a founding member of the United
States Football League, and became President of the New Jersey Generals upon
his selling the team to Donald Trump.
During his years in the USFL, Mr. Gould negotiated several major
contracts on behalf of ownership, with such players as Lawrence Taylor, Cris
Collinsworth, Herschel Walker, Craig James, and others.
Mr. Gould also hosts A
Current Life, on VoiceAmerica, the world’s largest internet talk radio
program, every Friday at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
His guests have included Maxine Clark, Nicholas Sparks, Leslie Stahl,
General Hugh Shelton, Bob Costas, Sela Ward, Marlo Thomas and Tyrese Gibson,
just to name a few. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1989/a-current-life
Mr. Gould graduated from
the University of Wisconsin with a degree in History and an Education Certificate.
He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Korey Stringer
Institute (KSI), http://ksi.uconn.edu/. He has
served on numerous non-profit boards including The Korey Stringer
Institute, Prevent Child Abuse America,
Camp BrightLight in partnership with the YMCA, and The Cincinnati Ballet. Mr.
Gould is active in sports and has coached children in both soccer and football
for many years. He is proud of having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. He resides in