Henry J. Gioiella, Jr. was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., in 1948. He grew up in Crestwood, N.Y., and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., in 1966, where he played baseball and was active in drama. In 1970, he received a B.S. degree in finance from Fairfield University and was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He received an M.B.A. degree in finance in 1973 from Iona College. Upon graduating, he served in the U.S. Army 42nd Military Police.
Hank began his career on Wall Street in 1962 while still in high school, working part time in the summer at the Irving Trust Company. He went on to work as a Senior Trader at Kidder Peabody, Lehman Brothers and Cantor Fitzgerald. He currently is with Williams Capital.He and his wife Joan live in Darien and have one son. Hank is a member of the Darien Boat Club, the Darien YMCA and the Connecticut Options Association. He is a board member of the Piedmont Club and Fairfield University Alumni Association. He enjoys painting, boating, photography and traveling, mostly to Italy. He also is an avid car collector including an automobile previously owned by John Lennon. His cars have won awards at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance and the Porsche National Meet.