Gridiron Capital Portfolio Company Leaf Home™ Appoints Scarlett O’Sullivan as Chief Financial Officer
Experienced Public Company CFO Joins Gridiron Portfolio Company Leaf Home™
NEW CANAAN, CT, January 29, 2024 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital” or “Gridiron”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that portfolio company, Leaf Home™, a leading technology-enabled and direct-to-consumer provider of home improvement products and solutions, has named Scarlett O’Sullivan as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Scarlett will play a key part in scaling the business while also preparing the Company for its next stage of growth.
Prior to joining Leaf Home™, Scarlett spent eight years as CFO at Rent the Runway, where she played a pivotal role in launching and scaling the company’s subscription business, driving financial transformation, and taking the company public in 2021. In addition to her operating experience, Scarlett has deep financial expertise from her time leading technology IPOs as an investment banker and through venture capital investment experience at SoftBank. Scarlett graduated from Yale University with a BS in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In her new role, Scarlett will be an integral part of the executive leadership team, partnering closely with other officers to spearhead the next phase of Leaf Home’s transformative growth. Key priorities for Leaf Home™ in 2024 include investing in product and service expansion, growing margins through field and operational efficiencies, and leveraging technology to drive efficiency and process improvement. Scarlett will be based in Leaf Home’s New York City office.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said “Leaf Home™ will greatly benefit from Scarlett’s leadership and unique perspective as both an operator and investor. She will be vital in assisting the Company in its future strategic initiatives.”
Joe Saldutti, Managing Director, said “Scarlett’s breadth of operational and financial experience will put her in a great position to excel at Leaf Home™. Her ability to consistently execute at a high level and streamline workflows will aid in further value creation across the Company. We’re grateful to have her as a part of the Leaf Home™ team.”
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 https://www.leafhome.com
Gridiron Capital, LLC
Thomas A. Burger Jr.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner