NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Kevin M. Jackson to Managing Director and William Hausberg to Vice President.
Mr. Jackson’s responsibilities since joining Gridiron have grown to include sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities, performing due diligence, and participating in the structuring, negotiation, financing and closing of portfolio investments. He also is a Director on the Boards of several Gridiron portfolio companies and in particular assists the management of Performance Health, H.M. Dunn Company, and Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. Prior to joining the Gridiron team, Mr. Jackson was with CCMP Capital, a global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments. At CCMP, Mr. Jackson was responsible for all aspects of transaction execution and portfolio company management, primarily in the healthcare, industrial and consumer sectors. Mr. Jackson began his career as an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Global Industrial & Services group in the New York office. Mr. Jackson graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Economics & Latin American Studies and holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School, where he earned membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.
Mr. Hausberg’s responsibilities at Gridiron are focused on the firm’s acquisitions, development, and portfolio company growth efforts. He also works closely with Gridiron’s portfolio companies on various strategic and operating initiatives. Prior to joining Gridiron, Mr. Hausberg was with Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. At Nautic Partners, Mr. Hausberg was responsible for transaction execution and portfolio company management. Previously, Mr. Hausberg worked as an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Mergers & Acquisitions group in the New York office. Mr. Hausberg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics & Government and holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Tom Burger, a Managing Partner at Gridiron said, “Kevin and Will both bring strong experience and a record of success to Gridiron. We are excited about their growth since joining the Gridiron Team and look forward to them taking on more responsibility at the firm. They are both a pleasure to work with and we are pleased to promote them and have them on the team.”
About Gridiron Capital:
Gridiron Capital, LLC, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a private equity firm focused on creating value by acquiring and building middle-market manufacturing, service and specialty consumer companies in the United States and Canada. The firm’s principals have historically achieved superior investment returns by employing a combination of strategic, operating and financial experience to provide portfolio companies with competitive advantages. Gridiron’s principals work closely with management teams to develop strategies for portfolio companies, as well as providing resources to execute business plans and build industry-leading companies. Additional information is available on the firm’s website at www.gridironcapital.com.