Karl Rodger - Principal

Karl Rodger is a Principal at Gemspring Capital, where he plays an active role in sourcing transactions, executing new investments, and working alongside portfolio company management teams.  Throughout his career investing in the middle market, Karl has completed over 20 leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, founder recaps, transformational add-on acquisitions, and asset purchases.  He has collaborated with management teams, from various Board positions, to develop and execute critical growth strategies that have facilitated increases in both revenue and profitability throughout the portfolio.  

Prior to joining Gemspring, Karl was a Vice President with Spire Capital Partners, an operationally-oriented lower middle market private equity firm focused on technology, communications, media, and education services.  Prior to Spire Capital, Karl worked with Dubin Clark & Company to make private equity investments within the business services, light manufacturing, and B2C rental industries.  

Earlier in his career, Karl spent time at The Riverside Company, where he helped invest out of the $1.2 billion North American fund.  Karl began his career as an Analyst with Harris Williams & Co., where he helped execute middle market M&A transactions.

Karl received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.