Harry Gray is a Senior Advisor at The Poirier Group and a Senior Partner of The Lucas Group.
Harry has a strong track record of driving growth and increasing profits. His general management roles have been broad—from multi-billion dollar P&L leadership roles, including Chief Transformation Officer and ELT member of a Fortune 100 company, to C-level roles at both venture-backed growth companies and middle market portfolio companies of leading investment groups. In several instances, he has been appointed CRO. He has also been a corporate finance, private equity, and M&A professional at top global firms.
Harry was a senior private equity professional and portfolio company strategy leader at Highland Capital, a $35 billion global investment firm. His responsibilities included board governance, strategy development, corporate finance, as well as hands-on deployments as a portfolio company executive to spearhead growth initiatives.
Harry was a corporate finance professional at two leading investment banks; first at Alex Brown & Sons and then as a Vice President at Wasserstein Perella & Co. He advised numerous public and private corporations on matters of competitive strategy, restructurings, debt and equity capital markets, and M&A.
Harry was a commissioned military officer. In addition to various combat-line and staff responsibilities, he was a US Treasury Agent by way of a federal disbursing officer appointment. He was also handpicked for the US Navy’s elite warship construction program at General Dynamics.
Harry is an Adjunct Professor and Resident Fellow of The University of Texas at Dallas. He has provided corporate performance expert testimony in court and authored numerous articles in Institutional Investor. He is Texas Chairman of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
Harry is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS) and Columbia Business School (MBA), where he was the Bibeault Scholar.