Gridiron Capital has promoted Will Hausberg and Scott Harrison to senior managing director. Hausberg joined Gridiron in 2011 while Harrison came on board in 2013.
NEW CANAAN, CT, January 5, 2022 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Will Hausberg and Scott Harrison have both been promoted to Senior Managing Director.
Mr. Hausberg joined Gridiron Capital in 2011 and has over 15 years’ experience as an investment professional. Mr. Hausberg was promoted to Managing Director in 2015. He focuses on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies. He currently serves on the boards of AML RightSource, Class Valuation, Colibri Group, Royal Paper, and Travel Nurse Across America and previously served on the boards of Dent Wizard, Legility, Motion Recruitment Partners, and Performance Health.
Mr. Harrison joined Gridiron Capital in 2013 as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer. He focuses on the increasingly important operational excellence needs of Gridiron Capital, as well as new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation at current portfolio companies. He currently serves on the boards of Leaf Home™ and The Service Companies and previously served on the board of Quality Solutions, Inc.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said “As a former operating executive and CFO, Scott was a natural fit for our operationally-focused strategy. In addition to his work with portfolio companies, Scott has also played a critical role in developing our Gridiron Playbook and building out our Centers of Excellence program, enabling Gridiron to continue to build and deliver value for all of our partners.”
Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner, added “Will made an immediate impact when he joined us in 2011 and has been instrumental in helping to develop our repeatable sourcing and investment processes along with building and mentoring the excellent team here at Gridiron. His ability to partner with management teams and collaborate with them to transform their businesses has made a meaningful impact on our success and we look forward to his continued leadership and contributions in the years ahead.”
Before joining Gridiron Capital, Mr. Hausberg was an associate at Nautic Partners and also worked as an analyst at Credit Suisse in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Will received a BA in Economics & Government from Cornell University. He holds an MBA, with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Prior to joining Gridiron Capital, Mr. Harrison served as Chief Financial Officer of several middle-market businesses, including The AZEK Company and FM Facility Maintenance. Earlier in his career, Scott worked at First Union Capital Partners and Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. Scott received a BA in Economics from Duke University, where he played varsity lacrosse. He holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
About Gridiron Capital, LLC
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.