Gridiron Capital promotes Jackson to managing partner

Gridiron Capital LLC has promoted Kevin Jackson to managing partner. The appointment became effective January 1, 2018. Jackson joined the New Canaan, Connecticut-based middle-market private equity firm in 2010 as a vice president and was promoted to senior managing director in 2017.

Correction: An earlier title and report of this news item misstated Jackson’s promotion. He was promoted to managing partner, not senior managing partner. The title and item have since been corrected. 


NEW CANAAN, CT, January 31, 2018 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) has announced effective January 1, 2018 Kevin Jackson has been promoted to Managing Partner joining Tom Burger and Gene Conese in that role. Mr. Jackson was previously part of the Firm’s investment committee and will continue in that capacity.

Mr. Jackson joined Gridiron Capital in 2010 as a Vice President and was promoted to Managing Director in 2012 and Senior Managing Director in 2017. He is a Director on the Boards of several of Gridiron Capital’s portfolio companies including Dent Wizard, Rough Country and Tokyo Joe’s and was a Director on previous Gridiron Capital portfolio companies Performance Health, McKenzie Sports Products and Electronic Systems Protection.

Tom Burger, Co-founder and Managing Partner, said “Kevin has been a valuable team member at Gridiron Capital and is being recognized for his leadership and accomplishments at the firm. He has earned the respect of his Gridiron Capital team members, Gridiron Capital’s portfolio company management teams, and Gridiron Capital’s Limited Partners. This was the next natural progression for Kevin and we are excited for his expanding leadership responsibility with the firm as we continue to build and deliver value for all of our partners.”

Mr. Jackson has experience in private equity, entrepreneurship and M&A across a broad range of industries including branded consumer, business services, niche industrial and healthcare. Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Mr. Jackson was an investment professional at CCMP Capital, a global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments. He was responsible for all aspects of transaction execution and portfolio company management, primarily in the healthcare, industrial and consumer sectors. Mr. Jackson served as an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Global Industrial & Services group in the New York office. Mr. Jackson graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Economics & Latin American Studies where he played football and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he earned membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

About Gridiron Capital:
Gridiron Capital, LLC, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a private investment firm focused on creating value by acquiring and building middle-market Branded Consumer, B2B and B2C Services, and Niche Industrial 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