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, GrowthZone, 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, GrowthZone, 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 as Board Chair for PelotonU, a college completion nonprofit serving working adults. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and Austin Sunshine Camps. James lives in Austin with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter.
Scott Shapiro Vice President
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.
Charlie Cottingham Associate
Charlie joined Greenridge Investment Partners in March 2020 as an Associate and is involved in the firm’s sourcing and investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, Charlie was an intelligence officer in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Charlie was a member of the aviation community and Naval Special Warfare, deploying to Africa. Email
Charlie graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he received his M.A. Honors in International Business and Mandarin.
Nick Ilario Associate
Nick joined Greenridge Investment Partners in July 2019 as an Associate and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, Nick was an analyst at Cain Brothers & Company, a middle-market healthcare investment bank. While at Cain Brothers, Nick focused on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory across the healthcare services landscape. Email
Nick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance.
Ben Wilner Analyst
Ben joined Greenridge Investment Partners in September 2019 as an Analyst and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Greenridge, Ben was an investment banking intern at Goldman Sachs. Email
Ben graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he received his B.B.A. in finance and business honors.
Jennifer Baker Controller Email
Angi Phillips Executive Assistant Email