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Gridiron Capital Promotes Chris King and Doug Rosenstein to Principal

NEW CANAAN, CT, September, 17, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) is pleased to announce that Chris King and Doug Rosenstein have been promoted to Principal.

Mr. King and Mr. Rosenstein both joined Gridiron Capital in 2015 as senior associates and were promoted to vice president in 2016 and Principal in 2019. Chris is a Director on the Boards of several of Gridiron Capital’s portfolio companies including Leaf Home Solutions, Rough Country and Royal Paper and has been active with additional Gridiron Capital portfolio companies including Dent Wizard. Doug is a Director on the Boards of Colibri Group and Travel Nurse Across America and has been active with additional Gridiron Capital portfolio companies including Legility and Tokyo Joe’s.

Tom Burger, Co-founder and Managing Partner, said “Both Chris and Doug 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 continue to build and deliver value for all of our partners.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added “We love having Chris and Doug 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 the respect of our management team partners through their dedication and teamwork. We have confidence that they will continue to excel in their new roles.”

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Chris was an associate in private equity, where he was responsible for transaction execution and portfolio company management. Previously, Chris worked as an analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in the Consumer Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Chris received a B.S.B.A in Finance and International Business, with honors, from Georgetown University and holds an M.B.A., with honors, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Doug was an associate in private equity, where he was responsible for transaction execution and portfolio company management. Previously, Doug worked as an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Consumer Group. Doug received a B.S. with honors, from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He holds an M.B.A., with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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

Press Contact:
Thomas A. Burger Jr., Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC
tburger@gridironcapital.com