Gridiron Capital Expands Business Development Capabilities

NEW CANAAN, CT, December, 3, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce it has promoted Sean Kelley to Managing Director, Business Development and added and promoted Ty Black to Associate as part of the Business Development Team.

Mr. Kelley will continue to focus on developing new business partnerships, marketing to and communicating with business owners, managing investment partnership sourcing, and exit planning. He will also increase his role in marketing and building the Gridiron brand.  Ty Black will become a member of Gridiron’s Business Development Team and will report to Mr. Kelley and Gridiron’s two Managing Partners, Tom Burger and Kevin Jackson.

Tom Burger, Co-founder and Managing Partner, said “Both Sean and Ty have been valuable team members at Gridiron Capital and are being recognized for their accomplishments at the firm. Their contributions are an important part of Gridiron’s success, enabling Gridiron to differentiate itself with potential partners, including founders and management teams.  Sean and Ty are high integrity individuals who enjoy building relationships directly with business owners, executives, and intermediaries and identifying investment opportunities where Gridiron can add value.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added “We love having Sean and Ty on our team and we are excited to recognize their many contributions to Gridiron. They have taken on increasing levels of responsibility within the organization and have earned respect in the market through their dedication and teamwork.”

Sean Kelley added “We are pleased to welcome Ty to the Gridiron Business Development Team. From his experience with Gridiron’s investment team, Ty has developed a deep network of relationships within the business owner community and the ability to identify opportunities within Gridiron’s investment focus.  He fits well into our Winning Together culture, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience, insights, and continued growth.”

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:

Press Contact:

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


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