Deal Partner & Head of Heritage Group
Joined Gryphon: 2003
Industry Group: Heritage Fund
Currently serves on Gryphon Company Boards:
Vivify Specialty Ingredients
Keith is a Partner and serves as the Head of Gryphon’s Heritage Fund Team. He is responsible for leading the origination and monitoring of investments, and for managing the group, including the Heritage Fund’s investments in Kano Laboratories, Repipe Specialists, and Vivify Specialty Ingredients and prior investment in Heritage Distribution Holdings. Prior to leading the Heritage Fund Team, Keith was Head of Gryphon’s Consumer Team where he originated and led Gryphon’s platform investments in Amport Foods, Ann’s House of Nuts (Amport and Ann’s were consolidated under Flagstone Foods), Consolidated Fire Protection, Dessert Holdings, Fleet Laboratories, K&N Engineering, Matrixx Initiatives/ZICAM, and TrustHouse Services. In addition, Keith led multiple add-on acquisitions for platform companies, including for Consolidated Fire Protection, Flagstone Foods, TrustHouse Services, and K&N Engineering, as well as the sale processes for Flagstone Foods, Consolidated Fire Protection, TrustHouse Services, Sheplers, and Miller Heiman Inc.Prior to Gryphon, Keith’s experience included:
- Saunders Karp & Megrue, Principal – pursued, executed and monitored investments across a variety of sectors, including retail, consumer, health care, manufacturing and business services, and served as a Director or Board Observer for several portfolio companies of this consumer-focused middle-market private equity firm with over $1 billion under management.
- Big Flower Press Holdings – sourced and executed private equity and growth equity investments in the business services sector for former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partner Ted Ammon.
- Bankers Trust (and its successor company, DB Alex Brown) – member of the firm’s leveraged finance and private equity sponsor coverage groups.
M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Member, SF Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth