We are proud of our team and of the distinguished track record of success that we collectively share. Our partners have over twenty years of experience in the private equity industry, most of which was spent at larger institutional funds including Parthenon Capital, GCP Capital Partners, Centennial Ventures and Blue Sage Capital. Our transactional experience is enhanced by our time spent at leading investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Greenhill & Co., Harris Williams & Co., Lincoln International, and HSBC. Our partners also have deep operational experience at companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Grande Communications. We believe our experiences as operators set us apart as we collaborate with business owners, entrepreneurs, and management teams with whom we are privileged to partner. Above all, we are most proud of the culture that has been created at Greenridge. We are as selective in making additions to our team as we are in making new investments.
Jack Cardwell Co-Founder & Partner
Jack is a Partner at Greenridge and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations. He serves as a board member of AppleCare Immediate Care, Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, Lakeview Health Systems, and Nurses Case Management. Prior to co-founding Greenridge, Jack was a partner at Blue Sage Capital, a lower middle-market-focused private equity firm in Austin, TX. He was a member of Blue Sage’s Investment Committee and served on the Board of Directors of eight of Blue Sage’s thirteen portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Jack worked at Greenhill & Co. in New York and at Parthenon Capital in Boston. Email
Jack is a former board member of KIPP Austin Public Schools, where he served for six years and was Board Chair from 2010 to 2012. He is also a member of the Enterprise Club of the American Enterprise Institute. Jack remains involved at Phillips Academy and at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received an MPA and a BBA. Jack lives in Austin with his wife, Emily, and their two sons.
Ben Moss Co-Founder & Partner
Ben is a Partner at Greenridge and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations. He serves as a board member of AppleCare Immediate Care, Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, Nurses Case Management, and Veriforce. Prior to co-founding Greenridge, Ben was a Principal at Centennial Ventures. Centennial was formed in 1981, raised seven private equity funds exceeding $1 billion, and invested in more than 100 companies in 28 years. Since 2004, Ben has been involved in all stages of private equity investing and was actively involved with seven of Centennial’s portfolio companies. Email
Prior to joining Centennial, Ben served as Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development for Grande Communications, a broadband communications company serving residential and business customers in various Texas markets. Prior to Grande, Ben worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Energy Investment Banking Group.
Ben received his B.B.A. in Finance from the Business Honors Program at Southern Methodist University. He and his wife, Courtney, live in Austin with their son and two daughters.
Gary Loudamy Operating Partner
Gary brings 30 years of Fortune 100 business experience to Greenridge Investment Partners. Prior to joining Greenridge, Gary enjoyed a diverse career in a variety of leadership roles with Johnson & Johnson where he developed expertise in the fields of Human Resource Management, Process Management and Improvement, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Integration of Acquisitions, and Leadership Development. As Vice President of Process Excellence, Gary helped lead the deployment of 6 Sigma, Lean, and other Business Improvement initiatives across Johnson & Johnson worldwide. Email
Gary’s experience in assessing organizational processes, developing appropriate business improvement strategies, and optimizing human resources provides a unique blend of operational skills that can be applied to our partner companies.
Gary earned his degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. He and his wife Gail live in Austin, Texas and enjoy traveling, especially to see their children in St. Louis, MO and Sydney, Australia.
James Baker Vice President
James joined Greenridge Investment Partners in August 2013. As a Vice President, James is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, James was an analyst at Harris Williams & Co., a middle-market investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions. While at Harris Williams, James worked as an analyst in the Diversified Industrials and Consumer groups. Email
James graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Economics. James serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and Austin Sunshine Camps, a summer camp and after school program for children living near or below the poverty line. He also serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for PelotonU, an education nonprofit. James lives in Austin with his wife Michelle.
Elliot Meade Associate
Elliot joined Greenridge Investment Partners in August 2018 as an Associate and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, Elliot was an analyst at Piper Jaffray, a middle-market investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as financings. While at Piper Jaffray, Elliot was in the Leveraged Finance group and worked across a variety of sectors, including Diversified Industrials and Consumer. Elliot started his career as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Citi. Email
Elliot graduated from Columbia University with a BA in both Business Management and Spanish and was a member of Columbia's Division I Rowing team.
Scott Shapiro Associate
Scott joined Greenridge Investment Partners in July 2016 as an Associate and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, Scott was an analyst at Lincoln International, a middle-market investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions. While at Lincoln, Scott worked across a variety of sectors, including Automotive, Media and Technology and Chemicals. Scott started his career as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at HSBC. Email
Scott graduated from Indiana University with a BS in both Finance and Accounting.