Mr. Gildea is a seasoned lawyer and problem solver who has experienced the legal and regulatory challenges faced by business.

Over a diverse career in law and business spanning over thirty years, Mr. Gildea has developed a wealth of hands-on experience working with investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capitalists, alternative sources of finance, and regulatory agencies as both a lawyer and a principal.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Gildea was the President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO for a publicly held environmental startup for eight years. He has also served as the COO and General Counsel of a healthcare technology startup (now owned by United Healthcare Group).

Before entering the world of startups, over a ten-year period Mr. Gildea served an important leadership role as Vice President – Legal of the world’s largest cereal company, the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, MI. For ten years prior to joining Kellogg, he was variously, Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Counsel and the senior legal officer for Grolier Incorporated, a multi-national publishing company headquartered in Danbury, CT. Mr. Gildea has also se...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • Kellogg Company
    • Grolier Incorporated
    • QualityMetric Inc.
    • Converted Organics Inc.
  • Presentations & Teaching Experience

    -Appeared on MSNBC‘s morning business news program concerning environmental business; presented to numerous investor conferences.
    -Chairman of the Board at annual and special meetings of Shareholders.
    -Testified before State Senate legislatures.
    -Guest Panelist – Various Commercial and Securities Seminars.

  • Board Memberships

    -Disability Rights Advocates (a legal center advancing civil rights for people with disabilities).




Edward J. Gildea


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Suffolk University Law School; J.D. 1977
College of the Holy Cross; A.B. English, 1973

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