Warner joins Gridiron Capital

Gridiron Capital LLC said Aug 2 that John Warner has joined the firm as a managing director. Warner was previously a managing director at CCMP Capital and its predecessor firms, JPMorgan Partners and Chase Capital Partners.

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Gridiron Capital Announces John Warner as Managing Director
NEW CANAAN, CT – NEW CANAAN, CT – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading private investment company, is pleased to announce that John Warner has joined the firm as Managing Director.  In this role, Mr. Warner will source and evaluate potential investment opportunities, perform due diligence, and participate in the structuring, negotiation, financing and closing of portfolio investments.  He will also work closely with Gridiron’s portfolio companies on various strategic and operating initiatives.
Tom Burger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gridiron Capital said, “We have gotten to know John over the years and he demonstrates all of the qualities we look for in a Managing Director.  In addition to the value he will be adding internally, we know he will represent the firm well as he develops relationships with our portfolio company management teams, Board of Business Executivesᵀᴹ and limited partners.”
Kevin Jackson, Managing Partner added, “Not only is John an excellent cultural fit at Gridiron, he brings significant experience and a track-record of success investing in and building middle-market businesses.  We are excited to have him join our team and add depth to the firm’s strong team of investment professionals and operators.”
Prior to joining Gridiron, Mr. Warner was a Managing Director at CCMP Capital and its predecessor firms, JPMorgan Partners and Chase Capital Partners where he was one of the partners responsible for investing on behalf of global funds with more than $10 billion under management.  He has previously served as a board director for numerous companies in the consumer/retail, industrial and energy sectors. Mr. Warner started his career as a private equity investment professional at Riverside Partners and FS Private Investments and as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company.  Mr. Warner holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.
About Gridiron Capital
Gridiron Capital, LLC is a private investment company 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 www.gridironcapital.com.