Gridiron Capital Welcomes New Team Members As the Firm Continues to Grow in 2020

NEW CANAAN, CT, November 3, 2020 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Rachel Eichelberger, Brynn Jackel, and Ryan Shearmire have joined the firm as associates. In this role, they will focus on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at portfolio companies.

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said, “Gridiron Capital has always had a “people first” mentality, which is why we are so excited to welcome Rachel, Brynn, and Ryan. In the short time they have been with Gridiron, they have already made a significant impact.”

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Ms. Eichelberger worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Wells Fargo Securities and received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia. Ms. Jackel was previously in the Industrials Group at Wells Fargo Securities and received a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University. Mr. Shearmire was previously with Lazard and received a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago, where he played varsity basketball.

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “We continue to invest in and expand our team, and Rachel, Brynn, and Ryan are an excellent cultural fit at Gridiron. Their perspectives and experiences will be valuable resources for our existing and new portfolio company partnerships.”

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:

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Thomas A. Burger Jr., Managing Partner, Gridiron Capital, LLC

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