Gridiron appoints Bostock as operating partner and CEO-in-residence

Gridiron Capital has hired Jon Bostock as an operating partner and CEO-in-residence.

Gridiron Capital has hired Jon Bostock as an operating partner and CEO-in-residence. Bostock’s’s previous leadership roles include former co-founder and CEO of Truman’s.

Correction: An earlier version of the headline misspelled Bostock’s name. It has since been rectified. 

PRESS RELEASE

NEW CANAAN, CT, July 1, 2021– Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, continues building executive capabilities with the hire of Jon Bostock who will act as an Operating Partner and CEO in Residence.

As Gridiron’s newest Operating Partner and CEO in Residence, Jon will be a resource to Gridiron Portfolio Company teams and to Gridiron’s Centers of Excellence with a focus on helping develop disruptive strategies and brand identities. Jon is an innovator with a successful and diverse background and expertise in high-performance team development, strategic deployment, and growth. At Gridiron, Jon will also help with digital marketing strategy, brand development, and data analytics.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said,

“Jon is an excellent addition to the Gridiron team. We look forward to having his experience and perspective as he expands Gridiron’s capabilities in leadership, brand building and strategic marketing.”
Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “We are excited to welcome Jon to the Gridiron team. Jon’s contagious energy and enthusiasm for leading innovation at scale will be an excellent fit and aligns well with our culture of Winning Together. Jon’s proven leadership experience across direct-to-consumer branded products and services will enhance the continued growth of Gridiron and provide broader resources to our partnership companies.”

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Jon’s roles have included Co-Founder and CEO of Truman’s, President and Chief Operating Officer of Big Ass Fans, and General Manager, Consumer Ventures at GE. He is widely recognized as an accomplished business architect, brand builder, and best-selling author having been featured in Forbes and multiple podcasts.

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: www.gridironcapital.com.