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

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 be a resource for partnership companies as we continue to develop and strengthen our Gridiron Centers of Excellence.

Gridiron Capital has had extensive experience combining outsourced human services with tech enablement across multiple Gridiron specific Thematic Areas of Expertise.  Barry will bring valuable insight and will continue to augment those efforts leveraging his extensive background and success including as a former CEO of a previous Gridiron company, and as an experienced executive in the global financial technology, outsourcing, and consulting markets.   Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said, “Barry has a deep understanding of multiple industries and an impressive track as a growth and technology-oriented CEO and COO.  We have known and worked with Barry for many years and look forward to leveraging his understanding of financial services technology and operational excellence across the Gridiron portfolio of partnership companies.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “We have great respect for Barry and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Gridiron team.  Barry’s proven leadership and ability to build high performance teams across multiple tech-enabled services industries will allow him to be impactful in his role, enhance the continued growth of Gridiron, and provide broader resources to our partnership companies.”

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: 

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