Jack Freker

Executive Advisor, Business Services Group

Jack joined Gryphon in 2024 as an Executive Advisor working closely with the Business Services Group and the management teams of Gryphon portfolio companies to maximize short and long-term operating and financial performance. He also assists Gryphon deal teams in identifying, evaluating and executing new business services investments that align with Gryphon’s investment priorities. He is currently engaged with portfolio companies Jensen Hughes, Wind River Environmental and Caylent. 

Jack has led five private equity backed tech-enabled business and professional services firms. In addition, he served as an Operating Partner/Consultant for four private equity firms, and he was an active board member for seven private and public companies. Jack brings with him a passion for building world-class teams, solving problems creatively and winning.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Buck, President and CEO – Led a 105-year-old consulting and professional services firm that was acquired by AJ Gallagher in 2023 for a record industry multiple.
  • YP, President and CEO – Led the $1B revenue print media arm of YP Holdings, which served as the trusted marketing and lead generation partner for 400,000 US-based small businesses. Sold to its largest competitor, Dex Media.
  • First Advantage, President and CEO – Doubled the business of the global leader in background screening and identity verification. Integrated a complex global footprint and acquired Lexus-Nexus screening solutions during his tenure.
  • Zenta, President and COO – Restructured, rebranded and integrated this financial services-focused BPO provider. Sold to Accenture.
  • Oblicore, President and CEO – Expanded the commercial footprint of this Israeli-based, global service level management SaaS provider.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

B.A., Princeton University
Tuck School of Business, The Executive Management Program (T.E.P.)

FIRST JOB

Began career at Procter and Gamble

**The person identified as an advisor herein is an independent contractor who is an advisor to Gryphon and serves as an executive and/or advisor to certain Gryphon portfolio companies, but is not an employee of Gryphon entities.