October 2022

Gridiron Capital-Backed Vertical Supply Group Enters the U.K. Market Through Two Strategic Partnerships

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Arborist Equipment Suppliers, Honey Brothers and TreeKit, are now under the VSG umbrella NEW CANAAN, CT, October 25, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce one of its portfolio companies, Vertical Supply Group (“VSG”), recently acquired two respected U.K. arborist […]

October 2022

The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Gridiron Capital Partner to Support Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Gridiron invests in Stand Up for Heroes event and Veterans on Wall Street initiative NEW CANAAN, CT, October 18, 2022—The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is proud to announce Gridiron Capital’s investment in BWF’s 16th annual Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH) event and the Veterans On Wall Street (VOWS) initiative. Gridiron’s partnership and financial support of […]

October 2022

Gridiron Grows Associate Team with Alumni and New Talent

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NEW CANAAN, CT, October 11, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to welcome Ryan Gardner back to the firm as a Senior Associate. In addition, Gridiron adds to its team Eric Albright and Virginia “Jinx” Charman. Mr. Gardner was previously an […]

September 2022

Gridiron Capital Promotes Hank Barrett & Kirk Wawrzyniak to Senior Associate

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NEW CANAAN, CT, September 27, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Hank Barrett and Kirk Wawrzyniak have been promoted to Senior Associate. Mr. Barrett originally joined Gridiron Capital in 2019 as an Associate. He focuses on new […]

September 2022

Gridiron Capital Partners with M&D Distributors

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Investment Positions Company for Accelerated Growth and Expansion in Highly Fragmented Diesel Engine Aftermarket Parts Industry NEW CANAAN, CT, September 1, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, today announced an investment in Magneto & Diesel Holdings, LLC (“M&D” or the “Company”), a […]

August 2022

Gridiron Capital Announces Class Valuation’s Acquisition of Appraisal Tek (ATek)

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 NEW CANAAN, CT, August 9, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that one of its portfolio companies, Class Valuation, recently acquired Appraisal Tek (ATek), a leading nationwide appraisal management company with an extensive footprint in the Western region […]

July 2022

Gridiron Capital Promotes Aaron Stoppelmann to Vice President

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NEW CANAAN, CT, July 28, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Aaron Stoppelmann has been promoted to Vice President. Mr. Stoppelmann originally joined Gridiron Capital in 2016 as an Associate, followed by two years of business school, where he received […]

July 2022

Gridiron Capital Bolsters Centers of Excellence with the Addition of Alison Watts

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NEW CANAAN, CT, July 21, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Alison Watts has joined as Gridiron’s latest Operating Partner. Alison has extensive experience as a finance executive and CFO with more than 20 years of experience in financial […]

July 2022

Gridiron Capital Completes Investment in Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

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Partnership Positions Company for Accelerated Growth and Expansion Worldwide NEW CANAAN, CT, July 14, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, today announced that it has completed its investment in Vistage Worldwide, Inc. (“Vistage” or “the Company”), the world’s largest CEO coaching and […]

June 2022

Gridiron Capital Expands its Team of Operating Partners With the Addition of Barry Dark

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NEW CANAAN, CT, June 28, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Barry Dark has joined the team as an Operating Partner and CEO in Residence.  As Gridiron’s newest Operating Partner, Barry’s extensive experience with tech-enabled business services companies will […]

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