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August 2022

Gridiron Capital Announces Class Valuation’s Acquisition of Appraisal Tek (ATek)

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 NEW CANAAN, CT, August 9, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that one of its portfolio companies, Class Valuation, recently acquired Appraisal Tek (ATek), a leading nationwide appraisal management company with an extensive footprint in the Western region […]

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July 2022

Gridiron Capital Promotes Aaron Stoppelmann to Vice President

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NEW CANAAN, CT, July 28, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Aaron Stoppelmann has been promoted to Vice President. Mr. Stoppelmann originally joined Gridiron Capital in 2016 as an Associate, followed by two years of business school, where he received […]

July 2022

Gridiron Capital Bolsters Centers of Excellence with the Addition of Alison Watts

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NEW CANAAN, CT, July 21, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Alison Watts has joined as Gridiron’s latest Operating Partner. Alison has extensive experience as a finance executive and CFO with more than 20 years of experience in financial […]

July 2022

Gridiron Capital Completes Investment in Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

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Partnership Positions Company for Accelerated Growth and Expansion Worldwide NEW CANAAN, CT, July 14, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, today announced that it has completed its investment in Vistage Worldwide, Inc. (“Vistage” or “the Company”), the world’s largest CEO coaching and […]

June 2022

Gridiron Capital Expands its Team of Operating Partners With the Addition of Barry Dark

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NEW CANAAN, CT, June 28, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Barry Dark has joined the team as an Operating Partner and CEO in Residence.  As Gridiron’s newest Operating Partner, Barry’s extensive experience with tech-enabled business services companies will […]

June 2022

Vistage Partners with Gridiron Capital to Accelerate Growth and Expansion Worldwide

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Peer advisory firm seeks to build upon 65 years of helping CEOs make better decisions   SAN DIEGO & NEW CANAAN, Conn. – June 8, 2022 – Vistage Worldwide, Inc. (“Vistage” or “the Company”), the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses (SMB), today announced that its management team […]

May 2022

Gridiron Capital Continues to Build Digital Acceleration Capabilities and Direct to Consumer Expertise

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NEW CANAAN, CT, May 24, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, continues building capabilities with the addition of Daria Lupinacci as an Operating Partner focused on Digital Acceleration. Gridiron Capital continues to invest in its Direct to Consumer (“DTC”) capabilities in technology, […]

May 2022

Gridiron Capital-Backed GSM Outdoors Acquires Bill Lewis Outdoors

The partnership represents GSM Outdoors’ continued expansion into the fishing segment with the addition of a second iconic brand   NEW CANAAN, CT, May 5, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Good Sportsman Marketing […]

April 2022

Gridiron Capital Invests in Vertical Supply Group

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Partnership Positions Company for Continued Growth and Leadership in the Fall Protection and Protective Equipment Sector NEW CANAAN, CT, April 12, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, today announced an investment in Vertical Supply Group (“VSG” or the “Company”), a trusted supplier […]

March 2022

Gridiron-Backed Colibri Group Announces Strategic Acquisition of Becker Professional Education and OnCourse Learning

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Further Enhances Industry-Leading Learning Solutions Portfolio Continues Ongoing Growth and Expansion in Partnership with Gridiron Capital   NEW CANAAN, CT, March 11, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Colibri Group (“Colibri”), a professional education company […]

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