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Gridiron Capital Promotes Hank Barrett & Kirk Wawrzyniak to Senior Associate

NEW CANAAN, CT, September 27, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Hank Barrett and Kirk Wawrzyniak have been promoted to Senior Associate.

Mr. Barrett originally joined Gridiron Capital in 2019 as an Associate. He focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies such as AML RightSource and TNAA. Prior to joining the Gridiron team, Hank worked as an analyst in the Global Industries Group at Jefferies. Hank also received a B.A. in Government and Economics from Wesleyan University where he played varsity lacrosse.

Mr. Wawrzyniak joined Gridiron Capital in 2019 as an Associate. He focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies such as Leaf Home, Erie Home, and Royal Paper. Prior to joining the team at Gridiron, Kirk worked as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities covering Consumer and Retail. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said “We are pleased to recognize both Hank and Kirk’s accomplishments and contributions to Gridiron and our portfolio companies. They are both valued members of the team.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added “Hank and Kirk have made a significant positive impact at Gridiron since joining the team in 2019. They exemplify the dedication, creativity, and collaboration internally and with our management teams that help create our unique culture. We are excited for them to take on more responsibility in their new roles.”

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.

For Additional Information:

Gridiron Capital

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC

[email protected]

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