Hapgood joins Gridiron Capital as investor relations MD

Gridiron Capital has hired Kallie Hapgood as managing director of investor relations. Previously, Hapgood was a principal at NovaFund Advisors.


NEW CANAAN, CT – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) is pleased to announce Kallie Hapgood has joined the firm as Managing Director, Investor Relations.

Ms. Hapgood has an extensive background in the private equity industry and numerous relationships with institutional investors.

Tom Burger, a Managing Partner at Gridiron Capital said, “We have known Kallie for many years and have been impressed with her abilities and relationships and are excited to have her join the Gridiron Team. Kallie has extensive knowledge of financial markets in addition to her experience with fundraising. She has a proven track record of building long term relationships with institutional investors that will prove valuable to the Gridiron team as we grow and strive to bring strong returns to our limited partners.”

Prior to joining Gridiron, Ms. Hapgood was a Principal at NovaFund Advisors, working with a variety of general partners across geographies and fund types including buyout, growth and venture capital, credit and distressed debt, mezzanine, and fund of funds. Previously, she was a Vice President at Knight Capital Partners, an advisory boutique for alterative managers and worked at State Street Global Advisors. Ms. Hapgood began her career at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Hapgood holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College where she was captain of the tennis team.

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 niche manufacturing, business 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 www.gridironcapital.com.

Gridiron Capital is a middle market private equity firm. We provide growth capital and act as operating partner with our portfolio companies. New Canaan,