Gridiron Capital Congratulates Matt Kaulig as Entrepreneur of the Year

NEW CANAAN, CT, June 28, 2017 – Gridiron Capital, LLC is excited to congratulate LeafFilter’s™ Matt Kaulig as a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Matt has propelled LeafFilter™ from one small office in Hudson, OH to the largest gutter protection company in North America over the last 12 years. Countless traits – including determination, adaptation, passion, and vision – made Matt an outstanding candidate for the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

“We have big things planned for LeafFilter™, and this truly inspires me to continue down our path of growing this company and redefining the industry as a whole,” Matt says of his plans for the future. “It is such an honor to be recognized by this award, but it certainly doesn’t mean I’ve reached my limits as a leader. We’re aiming for unimaginable success, and I’m confident that we have the talent, drive, and following to get us there. I’m looking forward to rising to the challenge!”

Gridiron Capital partnered with LeafFilter™ in September 2016. Thomas A. Burger, Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “Matt is an incredible leader and there is no one more deserving of this award.  His enthusiasm and dedication have made LeafFilter™ the largest and fastest growing provider of gutter protection solutions to residential homeowners in North America, and we look forward to continued growth with Matt and the excellent team he has built.”

Joe Saldutti, Managing Director of Gridiron Capital commented: “Gridiron Capital is very proud to be associated with Matt and the outstanding team he has built at LeafFilter™. It’s not surprising to us that he won this prestigious award as he built LeafFilter™ from a small startup into a growing business that employs hundreds of high energy, dedicated people that are all part of the entrepreneurial culture that Matt created.”

Details of the award can be found here.

 About LeafFilter™:

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, LeafFilter™ is the leading gutter protection company in North America. The Company is the sole manufacturer, seller, and installer of LeafFilter™’s patented and branded gutter guards, providing customer support throughout the entire sales and installation process. LeafFilter™ currently serves regions in 35 states through 40 office locations across the United States and Canada and has installed over 27 million feet of gutter protection product to date. Learn more about LeafFilter™ and its solutions at

 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, services and specialty consumer companies in the United States and Canada. Gridiron Capital’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

 Press Contacts:

Thomas A. Burger Jr., Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC

(203) 972-1100 (x222)