Gridiron Capital taps ex-J&J CIO for operating partner

Gridiron Capital LLC has named Jeff Steinhorn as an operating partner. Steinhorn is the former CIO at Johnson & Johnson.


NEW CANAAN, CT, November 7, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Jeff Steinhorn has joined the firm’s team as an Operating Partner.

Gridiron Capital continues to invest in its capabilities in information and process technology, digital marketing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to boost its portfolio companies’ capabilities. Mr. Steinhorn will help with this continued initiative by focusing on new technology opportunities both at Gridiron and current portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Mr. Steinhorn held the CIO position at numerous companies. Most recently, Jeff was CIO at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology for its pharmaceutical business (Janssen). Prior to that, he was the CIO of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Consumer Medical Devices businesses. He has held several advisory board and board of director positions at other organizations, including VC companies, industry groups, and universities. Jeff holds a business degree from the University of Vermont, where he graduated from Magna Cum Laude.

Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said, “We are thrilled to have Jeff Steinhorn join the Gridiron team, as we continue to expand upon the digital and data capabilities, we started building several years ago. Jeff demonstrates all the qualities we look for in an operating partner.”

Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “We continue to invest in differentiated digital and technology transformation capabilities to support our partnership companies. Jeff’s track-record of success in these areas adds tremendous value and we are excited to have him on the Gridiron team.”

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: