Gridiron Capital ups Jackson to senior managing director

Gridiron Capital LLC has promoted Kevin Jackson to senior managing director. Jackson joined the New Canaan, Connecticut-based middle-market private equity firm in 2010 as a vice president and was promoted to managing director in 2012.

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NEW CANAAN, CT, September 11, 2017 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) has announced effective July 1, 2017 Kevin Jackson has been promoted to Senior Managing Director and becomes part of the Firm’s investment committee.
Mr. Jackson joined Gridiron Capital in 2010 as a Vice President and was promoted to Managing Director in 2012.  He is a Director on the Boards of several of Gridiron Capital’s portfolio companies including Dent Wizard, Rough Country and Tokyo Joe’s. Gridiron Capital recently closed its third fund in October 2016.

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.  We are excited for Kevin’s expanding leadership responsibility with the firm as we continue to build and deliver value for all of our partners.”

Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Mr. Jackson was a Senior Associate 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 and holds 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 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