Gerard is an entrepreneur, business developer and technologist. In the mid 90s Gerard created one of the first Web development companies and with his team he acquired a series of Fortune 1000 companies as references. Gerard then launched ProLease, a leasing company that was successfully sold after 18 months.
After heading an important e-finance practice from 1995 to 1998, Gerard joined a digital television company as a top-level executive and number two to the CEO.
He left to create Mangrove Capital Partners at the end of 1999, a technology venture capital investment firm focusing on Early Stage and Expansion Stage proprietary operations in Europe, where he is one of the managing partners.
Gerard is now on the board of Lumension after being the Chairman of SecureWave where he served as CEO for a two year period. Gerard sits on the board of Jambaz, Allpeers, Openads and other technology companies as well as being of the Advisory Council for Miami University Business School. Gerard contributes as a lecturer to the entrepreneurial cause by participating in various university and industry programs including Miami University and Berkeley University. He speaks 7 languages fluently.