Mr. Spillane has had experience in private equity investing and acquisition finance throughout his career. Prior to joining Gridiron Capital in 2005, Mr. Spillane was a principal with Brookside International Incorporated, a closely held private equity investment firm focused on buyouts of lower middle-market companies. At Brookside, Mr. Spillane closed several transactions and worked directly with management teams to build businesses. Prior to Brookside, Mr. Spillane was with Creditanstalt Corporate Finance, where he focused on acquisition finance and investing in lower middle-market companies. He was responsible for all aspects of acquisition finance, including equity co-investments. Mr. Spillane began his career with GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group where he completed the Analyst Training Program. Mr. Spillane graduated with a B.A. in economics from Boston College.