Gene brings significant expertise in the consumer sector. He retired in 2023 as President & Chief Executive Officer of Brown Jordan, a Littlejohn & Co. portfolio company, a position he held since 2005. Gene led the transformation of Brown Jordan into the leading outdoor and indoor furniture manufacturing business through a series of growth initiatives, operational improvements, and strategic acquisitions. He had previously served as President and COO at Evenflo Baby Products since June 2000 and earlier as Vice President of Sales and Customer Team Marketing for Playtex Products. Gene earned his B.S. in English from Fitchburg State College.