Gridiron Capital is a middle market private equity firm based in New Canaan, CT 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 US and Canada. Gridiron is a leader in the middle market and closed on their most recent, $1.3B+ fund at the end of 2020, and it is on the heels of this growth and success that they are now looking for an Associate to join them this summer.
As a team led by former entrepreneurs, business owners, and senior and operating executives, Gridiron knows what it takes to run successful businesses on a day-to-day basis and works collaboratively with management teams to leverage the firm’s deep industry knowledge and experience to accelerate growth through proven, repeatable processes, including growth initiatives, new product and service development, new market and channel entry, digital marketing and data analytic enhancement, pricing strategies, incentive structures, and operational improvements. Gridiron helps 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.
The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of investment banking or consulting experience, with an interest in transitioning into a very hands-on, operationally focused role where he/she can roll up their sleeves as part of an entrepreneurial team.