Private Equity Profile of the Month: Tom Burger, Gridiron Capital

This month we are delighted to highlight Tom Burger, our great friend and the founder of Gridiron Capital.

Tom truly embodies the spirit of Gridiron Capital: winning together through hard work, shared values and a ‘hands-on’ culture founded upon direct experience in building and growing small businesses.

From the firm’s founding, Tom has shaped Gridiron Capital into a distinctly different kind of private equity firm – with a real focus on partnership with management teams and a deep belief in the spirit of ‘winning together.’  Under his leadership Gridiron has grown from an initial $250 million Fund I, to a multi-billion series of funds that have consistently achieved truly superior performance.

Not surprisingly, Tom has a long history of being around family business and knows first-hand the challenges faced by small business owners and the operational challenges that need to be overcome.  As such, he has created a firm that can relate to owners and management teams, working to together to solve problems and in the process creating extraordinary value.

Beyond the superb financial performance, Tom has also  been a leader in the community, supporting important causes including our veterans and building a team at Gridiron that is continuing to make an important positive difference in the lives of the many business partners that they touch.