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Joe Saldutti
Managing Director


At Gridiron Capital, Joe focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies. Joe currently serves on the boards of Erie Home, Essential Cabinetry Group, Foundation Wellness, and Leaf Home™. Joe previously served on the boards of Gridiron Capital partnerships, including Electronic Systems Protection, Quality Solutions, and Ramsey Industries.


Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Joe founded Head Start Capital in 2007, where he was chairman of the board of Enjoy Life Natural Brands, the leading allergen-free food company. Previously, Joe served as president of TDA Capital Partners focused on international middle market consumer, manufacturing, and service investments. Joe worked with General Electric as a process engineer, a quality control engineer in a military procurement business, a shop floor manager, and a financial and operational measurement manager in GE’s Manufacturing Management Program. Joe started his career working on the loading dock, in accounts receivable, and as an off-hours dispatcher in his family’s short haul trucking business.

Education & Personal 

Joe received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Originally from New Jersey, Joe and his family reside in Wilton, CT.

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