Gridiron Capital appoints Kelley as principal and business development director

Gridiron Capital LLC has named Sean Kelley as a principal and director of business development. Previously, Kelley worked at BB&T Capital Markets‘ investment banking division where he was a vice president.


New Canaan CT — Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), is pleased to announce Sean Kelley has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Business Development.

Mr. Kelley brings extensive relationships across the middle-market in a variety of industries as well as significant transaction experience with sell side and buy side processes.

Tom Burger, a Managing Partner at Gridiron Capital said, “We have enjoyed getting to know Sean over the past several years and knew he would be a perfect fit as we look to expand the team and build new relationships. The entire Gridiron team will continue to focus on developing strong relationships with business owners and intermediaries, and Sean will be a valuable addition to that effort. We look forward to Sean joining the team and know his knowledge, experience and proven track record will undoubtedly help continue Gridiron’s successful growth.”

Prior to joining Gridiron, Mr. Kelley served as Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at BB&T Capital Markets in Richmond, Virginia. His responsibilities included executing M&A and capital raising assignments for middle-market private equity groups and their portfolio companies, as well as establishing, developing and strengthening business development relationships. Previously in his career, Mr. Kelley was an associate at Credit Suisse, working in the Equity Research Division and an analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Division. Mr. Kelley graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

About Gridiron Capital:
Gridiron Capital, LLC, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a private equity firm focused on creating value by acquiring and building middle-market manufacturing, services and specialty consumer companies in the United States and Canada. Gridiron Capital’s principals work closely with management teams to develop strategies for portfolio companies, as well as providing resources to execute business plans and build industry-leading companies. Additional information is available on the firm’s website at