Gridiron Capital Promotes Kirk Wawrzyniak to Vice President

 Gridiron Recognizes Outstanding Performance and Cultural Leadership

NEW CANAAN, CT, April 9, 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 Kirk Wawrzyniak has been promoted to Vice President.

Mr. Wawrzyniak joined Gridiron Capital in 2019 as an Associate. In 2022, he was promoted to Senior Associate. Kirk focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies including Leaf Home, Erie Home, Esquire Deposition Solutions, and GarageCo, as well as serves on the board of Esquire Deposition Solutions and GarageCo. Prior to joining the team at Gridiron, Kirk worked as an Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities covering Consumer and Retail. Kirk holds a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “We are delighted to celebrate Kirk’s accomplishments and contributions to Gridiron. Kirk has taken on increasing levels of responsibility over his years at the firm and has continued to excel. He has displayed a true commitment to creating value through his dedication to achieving high performance at his portfolio companies as well as developing our Associate team.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added, “Kirk has continued to grow his expertise and skillset since joining Gridiron, promoting our culture of getting better every day. We value Kirk’s leadership and look forward to his continued success at Gridiron.”

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:


Gridiron Capital, LLC

Thomas A. Burger Jr.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


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