Gridiron Capital Portfolio Company Leaf Home™ Adds Finance Executive Tiffany Mason to Board
Executive With Proven Track Record Brings Key Industry Expertise to Board
NEW CANAAN, CT, February 5, 2024 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Tiffany Mason has joined the board of Gridiron’s portfolio company, Leaf Home™, a leading technology-enabled provider of home improvement products and services. Mason brings nearly 30 years of finance and operations experience, with deep expertise in strategy development, capital structure management, and shareholder engagement.
“I am honored to join the board of Leaf Home as it continues to rapidly grow its business and be a trusted partner to homeowners,” said Mason. “I have always been passionate about home improvement and am excited about the innovation that the Leaf Home team brings to this dynamic industry.”
Prior to joining Leaf Home’s board of directors, Mason was Chief Financial Officer at Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: DRVN), a high-growth, highly complex automotive services company known for consumer brands including Take 5 Oil Change, Take 5 Car Wash, Meineke Car Care Centers, and Maaco. In this role she co-chaired the company’s capital committee, developing the service portfolio strategy and ensuring disciplined capital allocation for new stores, store renovations, and digital and infrastructure investments. Over three years, Driven Brands added approximately 1,750 new stores across four business segments and grew revenue and EBITDA at a 36% and 44% CAGR, respectively. Mason was also instrumental in Driven Brands successful IPO in January 2021.
Mason’s career also spans a thirteen-year tenure at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW). As Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, she led the Investor Relations, Treasury, Corporate Planning, M&A, and Tax functions at the Fortune 50 big-box home improvement retailer. As a result, she is well-versed in capital structure management and has considerable experience with shareholder communications.
Mason is a Certified Public Accountant, qualified to serve as a financial expert on the audit committee, and has a deep background in board governance practices.
Tom Burger, Chairman of Leaf Home said, “We have enjoyed getting to know Tiffany, and Leaf Home is excited for her to join the Board and Audit Committee. Tiffany is an accomplished financial executive and CFO with experience working in both public companies and private equity owned companies. She will be a valuable member of the Board and a resource to management as Leaf Home continues to grow our capabilities.”
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.
About Leaf Home
Leaf Home is a home improvement products and services company in North America with more than 200 locations, providing gutter protection (LeafFilter), home safety products, water purification, windows and doors, kitchen and bath, and more. With more than 50% of consumers worried about the cost and effort of home maintenance, Leaf Home focuses on enhancing the safety, enjoyment and comfort of homeowners and their families. Trusted by millions of homeowners across U.S. and Canada, Leaf Home and its products have earned numerous awards and recognition from Good Housekeeping, Qualified Remodeler, Angi, Consumer Reports, This Old House and more. Leaf Home has been consistently named one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc 5000 and recognized as a top employer nationally. For more information, visit www.leafhome.com.
Gridiron Capital, LLC
Thomas A. Burger Jr.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner