Mr. Tharrington has experience in private equity investing and is an accomplished financial executive. Prior to joining Gridiron Capital in 2005, Mr. Tharrington was a vice president at a private equity firm investing in lower middle-market companies and was responsible for financial and tax reporting functions as well as working on leveraged buyout transactions. Previously, Mr. Tharrington was at KPMG LLP in the audit and tax departments, working with public and private companies. Mr. Tharrington graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University with a B.S. in accounting and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he earned membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a C.P.A. licensed in the State of Connecticut.