Founder & Chairman
Denis J. Gallagher is the Founder/Chairman of BOLD Capital Group, LLC. BCG currently has led the investment strategy of investments and management participation in a diversified portfolio of companies in technology, entertainment, healthcare, fintech, real estate, transportation and real world digital assets.
Denis spent his first 20 years in the transportation business with family owned New Jersey based Coast Cities which he sold in 1987 and worked with Laidlaw Inc. of Canada for nine years. As Senior Vice President of Operations at Laidlaw he led the development and expansion of the company’s operations with extensive M&A and successful integration of over 100 company’s. In 1996 he left to become Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Student Transportation Inc. (STI), which in 2004 he listed on (TSX) Toronto and 2011 on the (NASDAQ) Stock Exchanges prior to a go-private sale in April 2018. He has worked closely with pension funds and family offices as well as Quebec and French Government pension and investment funds as shareholders. With over 46 years of experience as a seasoned executive in start-up and established companies he has closed and merged over 250 acquisitions and arranged financing through banks and financial institutions around the world.
Currently he serves as an Advisor and works with several Boards of private companies in technology, healthcare, blockchain and clean energy. He is an early investor and former Board Member of Hop Skip Drive, a fast-growing, innovative youth transportation company with tremendous growth.
He makes time from his home in Charleston, SC to work with various community organizations and serves as an Advisor to the Belafonte Family Foundation for the arts and social good.