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Harry Gray


Harry is President of AVT and Operating Committee Chairman at Clock Spring NRI. CS-NRI is the high-performance critical infrastructure company, and the world’s leading manufacturer of highly engineered products for the repair of pipe-based critical infrastructure, as well as leader in valves and metal gasket technologies. Previously, he was appointed to CEO/COO/GM roles in the technology, software, aerospace, retail, energy, financial, business services, food, consumer, and manufacturing sectors, with P&L leadership roles spanning from the middle market to several multi-billion dollar enterprises in the Fortune 100.

Harry was Managing Partner of a Bain & Company spinoff and has been a board advisor to many leading investment funds and corporations. He is co-creator of the Change Acceleration Management Process (ChAMP), a transformational methodology for strategy execution and the foundational offering of Execution Gurus.

Prior to being a senior private equity professional and portfolio company strategy leader at a $35B global investment firm, he was a corporate finance/M&A professional at two leading investment banks; first at Alex Brown & Sons and then as a Vice President at Wasserstein Perella.

Harry was a commissioned US military officer and agent of the US Treasury. In addition to various combat-line and staff responsibilities, he was appointed to 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, and he has authored numerous articles in "Institutional Investor". He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS) and Columbia University (MBA), where he was the Bibeault Scholar.

Specialties: C-level leadership and board governance; strategy and execution; turnarounds/restructuring; corporate finance and M&A; M&A integration
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