Gridiron Capital Adds Investment Professionals
Gridiron Advances Growth Initiative with New Investment Professionals
NEW CANAAN, CT, June 14, 2023 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to welcome Ben Warren and Jack Rutter to the firm as Associates. Throughout the year, Gridiron has continued to bolster its team to add value and enhance its Winning Together culture.
Mr. Warren joins Gridiron from Bank of America, where he worked as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group. Ben began his career as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Scotiabank. At Gridiron, Ben focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies. Ben received a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University.
Mr. Rutter joins Gridiron from Barclays, where he served as an Associate in the Industrials Group. Jack began his career as an Analyst at Scura Partners. At Gridiron, Jack focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies. Jack received a B.A. in Government with a Minor in Economics from Connecticut College, where he played varsity lacrosse. He completed the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “We are very pleased to continue growing our team with the addition of Ben and Jack. As we pursue more opportunities and company partnerships, we look to add talented people who will help facilitate growth as we continue to refine our Gridiron Playbook. Ben and Jack have already made a significant impact in their roles as valued members of the investment team.”
Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added, “It has been a pleasure to welcome Ben and Jack to the Gridiron team. Their collective experience and ability further enhance our investment team’s capacity, support for our management teams, and thematic areas of expertise idea generation, which will be valuable.”
About Gridiron Capital
Gridiron Capital is an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, and creating value by building middle-market companies into industry-leaders in branded consumer, B2B and B2C services, and niche industrial segments in the United States and Canada. We help transform growing companies by winning together through hard work, partnerships grounded in shared values and a unique culture that comes from hands-on experience building and running businesses. As a team led by former operators and entrepreneurs, we know what it takes to run successful businesses on a day-to-day basis. Additional information is available on the firm’s website: www.gridironcapital.com.
Gridiron Capital, LLC
Thomas A. Burger Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner