Guardian Capital Partners Announces Promotion of Adrian R. Ironside

WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA, April 5, 2018 – Guardian Capital Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Adrian R. Ironside to Partner. Mr. Ironside has numerous responsibilities relating to the investment activities of Guardian including deal sourcing, transaction-based due diligence, transaction modeling, negotiating and structuring, portfolio company monitoring and managing exit strategies. Mr. Ironside joined Guardian in 2008 as a Senior Associate and has participated in dozens of transactions with Guardian over the last ten years and also serves as a board member of McCubbin Hosiery LLC, Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC, Engineered Network Systems LLC, and SMG Extol LLC d/b/a Direct Line.

Prior to joining Guardian, Adrian had an extensive professional career in technology operations and management, project management, and software development. Spending eight years with Goldman Sachs, Inc. in its Private Wealth Management division, he had oversight responsibility for three business critical software development teams and rose to Senior Manager.
Mr. Ironside earned his MBA with a triple concentration in finance, strategic management and entrepreneurship from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BS in computer science and mathematics from Morehouse College where he graduated summa cum laude.

About Guardian Capital Partners
Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, Guardian Capital Partners is an operationally focused private equity firm that leads control-oriented investments in lower middle-market private companies with annual revenues generally between $20 million and $100 million and EBITDA generally between $3 million and $9 million. Guardian invests in three specific sectors: Consumer Products, Niche Manufacturing and Specialty Business Services. For more information, please visit

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