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Gridiron Capital Celebrates the Contributions of Women Leaders

NEW CANAAN, CT, June 16, 2020 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to honor the contributions of women who embody Gridiron’s culture of Winning TogetherTM. For six consecutive weeks, across multiple social media platforms, Gridiron has highlighted and celebrated women leaders who are Gridiron portfolio company executives, Gridiron Board of Business ExecutivesTM, or from the Gridiron team itself. The acknowledgment of accomplishments and appreciation culminated in the celebration of Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tom Burger’s Grandmother, the CFO of his grandparent’s family business, who’s career and successes impacted him and continues to impact Gridiron, decades later.

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said, “As the CFO of my grandparent’s family business, my grandmother was a great role model for me growing up. She taught me the meaning of leadership, hard work, and dedication. My grandparents were very successful, hard workers, and they took care of their employees.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “At Gridiron, we are honored to partner with many outstanding women entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders across our broader platform. We value the importance of diversity within our teams and also strive to partner with growth-oriented management teams and entrepreneurs. Additional perspectives and experiences at the table lead to thoughtful decision making and better outcomes.”

One of the female leaders highlighted during Gridiron’s campaign, Anne Chambers, a member of Gridiron’s Board of Business ExecutivesTM said, “Everyone on the team at Gridiron exemplifies all the things I look for in the people I choose to work with- they are all super smart, generous and forward-thinking. And they are dedicated to helping reshape the landscape for diversity in capital, a key focus area in my work.” Anne has helped guide several Gridiron portfolio companies through their marketing and buying plans. In addition to joining their Board of Business Executives™, Anne is a passionate advocate of business as a force for good. To that end, Ms. Chambers founded 17Ways, a marketplace for purpose-driven companies.

Gridiron will be launching additional campaigns across all platforms with a focus on themes that are important to the firm which include Veteran’s causes, ESG initiatives including diversity, and a collection of perspectives from the Gridiron team for business owners and entrepreneurs. The goal of these campaigns is to increase awareness and knowledge on topics that are the center of Gridiron’s culture of Winning TogetherTM.

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

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