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Grip-Free Technologies LLC

We make and sell a revolutionary grip-free hand weight to help golfers hit the ball farther and seniors stretch and build strength with ease

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2014
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

GFT makes and sells the Greenbell®, a revolutionary grip-free hand weight that helps mature adults build strength and flexibility, the key to a long and independent life. It's also great for golfers, and regular Greenbell workouts can add 10-15 yards to their drive. Rehab physicians call our weight ideal for shoulder surgery patients and the arthritic.


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    Patty Schmucker
    Chief Executive Officer

    As the West Coast distributor for Aveda, increased its sales in five years from $100,000 to $17m; as CEO of DermaNew, Ms. Schmucker built sales from scratch to $12m in three years; as product development consultant to Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Center for Well Being, she developed 36 new products and quadrupled its sales.

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    Robert S. Green
    Chairman and Managing Director

    The founder of Grip-Free Technologies, he is an attorney with broad experience in the organization, financing and operation of early-stage companies. He organized the first publicly-held small business investment company and structured its investments in some 20 portfolio companies. Since his retirement as a senior partner of Nixon Peabody, Mr. Green has assisted early stage companies in their financing and operations.

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    Don Gwaltney
    Director of Media and Advertising

    Former head of creative services at Leo Burnett, a creator of the Marlboro Country campaign (considered the 20th Century's No. 1 campaign for all categories), worked on Allstate, Pillsbury, Kellogg, Schlitz and Proctor & Gamble. His "Not Your Father's Oldsmobile" was Ad Song of the Year in 1990, when he was Chicago Ad Man of the Year. Mr. Gwaltney has handled national advertising for the PGA for 15 years, pro bono, and has written nine books.

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    Jeffrey T Spiegel
    Director of Finance

    CPA with over 30 years experience, specializing in business finance and tax planning for small- to mid-size businesses, start-ups and non-profit entities. He will set up and supervise the Company’s financial procedures.

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    Dr. Robert Goldberg
    Medical Advisor

    Dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medecine, Former President of New York County, New York State Medical Associations, Rehabilitation Physiatrist. Member of AMA Council on Medical Education.

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    Dr. John MacGillivray
    Medical Adviser

    Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Team Physician to the US Ski Team and Orthopaedic Consultant for the New York Giants and the National Hockey League Players' Association.


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    Robert S. Green
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    Jeffrey T. Spiegel