Post Capital Partners has completed an investment in Ironmark and will partner with Jeff Ostenso, CEO, and Matt Marzullo, President, of Ironmark, who will continue to lead the company. According to a release, Jeffrey Riback, a Post Capital Executive Partner, “and an accomplished executive in the commercial print and content technology, management, and automation industries, will join the Ironmark board.” According to the release, the company plans to “utilize capital to invest in people, technology, and accretive acquisitions to further build upon its omni-channel marketing delivery platform.”
Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD, Ironmark is a leading full-service provider of marketing, communications, content, and distribution services with a strong legacy in print-based marketing solutions. The company provides a fully-integrated suite of services, including commercial print (digital, offset and wide-format), digital marketing and web development, creative agency, promotional products management and a range of logistics services including procurement, warehousing, kitting, mailing and e-commerce fulfillment, which enables its customers to realize the benefits of spend and vendor management consolidation with a single, omni-channel provider.
Since its original founding in 1955 as Frank Gumpert Printing, continues the release, “Ironmark has transformed itself from a legacy commercial printer to a full-service marketing services provider by leveraging its long-standing relationships with clients to introduce new service lines and by executing several strategic acquisitions. Ironmark has developed a suite of proprietary processes that combines talent, technology, automation, and data analytics to deliver its core services which enables the Company to uniquely assist its customers to achieve incremental revenue and realize a measurable return on their spend. Ironmark has historically targeted customers with multi-location businesses with complex marketing, content, and logistical challenges in a wide variety of end-markets including retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, and professional services.”
Isaac Chalal, a Director at Post Capital Partners, said, “As demand for marketing efficiencies through automated technology and all-in-one solutions continues to rise, we believe Ironmark’s trusted reputation for quality and technical expertise makes the company exceptionally well-positioned to further scale to meet this growing opportunity. We are thrilled to partner with Jeff and Matt and to work with their team of experienced executives and highly accomplished technicians and strategists to help power Ironmark’s continued expansion.”
Marzullo said, “Since 2002, Ironmark has successfully completed over 13 strategic acquisitions, which in addition to our organic service expansion, has enabled the company to become the omni-channel service provider it is today.” He noted that in the coming months, Ironmark plans to embark upon a focused acquisition strategy in partnership with Post Capital.
Michael Pfeffer, Post Capital Co-founder and Managing Director, added, “We were extremely impressed by Jeff and Matt’s strategic vision and execution, but also by the corporate and service culture they’ve fostered, which is evidenced by the fact that over 10 of the former owners from previous acquisitions continue to work with the Company today. We are excited to support them going forward as they seek to add additional strategic businesses to the Ironmark family.”