WE’RE OPERATORS AT HEART AND INVESTORS BY TRADE.

As former entrepreneurs and business owners, we understand what it takes to run a company day to day – and use that perspective to inform every decision. But we don’t just invest in businesses; we invest in relationships with our portfolio companies, and in their long-term success. We’ve found that extraordinary results come from finding partners who share our values of hard work, honesty, perseverance, and a deep desire to win.

Meet Our Team

WE’RE HANDS ON, BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN THERE.

Our firm is managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses: former entrepreneurs, executives, and private investors with over 268 years of combined experience. This background fuels our ability to work harmoniously with management teams.

Since we’ve walked in management’s shoes before, we’re ready to stay in step with you as your business grows and moves forward. But we also understand that we’ll never know as much about a company as its founders and senior leaders. We respect the culture that founders and management teams have created, and build powerful teams by combining your in-house expertise with our own background in building businesses.

WE LIKE TO LET OUR PARTNERS SPEAK FOR US.
Gridiron was different. They asked about our clients and the relationships with the clients. They asked about our employees. For me, that was a differentiator.
Jane Allen, Founder of Legility

OUR EXTENDED GRIDIRON TEAM: OPERATING PARTNERS AND THE BOARD OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

We bring more than capital to our portfolio companies. We bring decades of experience, insight, and operating know-how to small and mid-sized businesses. But we know that a company’s people and culture are critical to its success, which is why we execute a shared strategic vision with owners and management teams. Our partners support every relationship from the ground up by providing additional business resources and perspectives to win in competitive markets.

Our relationships outlive our deals – often by decades. To us, that’s a sign that we’re doing things the right way: forging relationships and developing strategies that make a lasting impact.

Our team offers diverse perspectives across many focus areas, including:

  • Operations
  • Business strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • New product and service development
  • Data analytics
  • Digital marketing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sales and marketing
  • Revenue enhancement