Gridiron Capital Promotes Chris King, Doug Rosenstein & Brad Skaf to Managing Director
Gridiron Continues to Develop Its Team and Expand Capabilities as It Elevates Team Members
NEW CANAAN, CT, November 15, 2023 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital” or “Gridiron”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Chris King, Doug Rosenstein, and Brad Skaf have been promoted to Managing Director. All three professionals joined Gridiron immediately following business school as Senior Associates in 2015 and 2016 and currently focus on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at portfolio companies.
Mr. King currently serves on the boards of Erie Home, GSM Outdoors, M&D Distributors, and Royal Paper. Prior to joining Gridiron, Chris was an Associate at Vestar Capital Partners and an analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in the Consumer Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Chris received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University and holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rosenstein currently serves on the boards of Class Valuation, Colibri Group, Esquire Deposition Solutions, Travel Nurse Across America, and Vistage Worldwide. Prior to joining Gridiron, Doug was an Associate at Sterling Partners and worked as an Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Doug received a B.S. in Business from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Skaf currently serves on the boards of AML RightSource, Cubii, Jacent Strategic Merchandising, Legacy Service Partners, and The Service Companies. Prior to joining Gridiron, Brad served as a Research Analyst at an equity fund, and an Analyst at Lazard Freres and Co. Brad received a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University and holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “We are excited to recognize Chris, Doug, and Brad’s development and their contributions to Gridiron over the years. We look forward to having them as more senior members of the Gridiron team and to working with each of them to continue to drive performance for our investors. Chris, Doug, and Brad will help Gridiron continue to partner with great companies and build and deliver value for all our partners.”
Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added, “Gridiron continues to invest in all aspects of the firm but foremost in the people that help drive our success. We love having Chris, Doug, and Brad on our team and are excited to recognize their outstanding achievements and cultural leadership. They have collectively taken on increasing levels of responsibility within the organization and have earned the respect of our management team partners through their dedication and teamwork. I am confident they will continue to exemplify our Winning Together culture and inspire others at Gridiron through their examples.”
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.
Gridiron Capital, LLC
Thomas A. Burger Jr.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner