Liz Griggs

I started my career on Wall Street and founded my first company in 1993. That marked my foray into the world of entrepreneurship and later, as a private equity backed operating CEO.

Our Goal

Our approach is rooted in strategy (selecting high-potential businesses in energy and healthcare), talent (generating growth via our operating experience and hand-picked executives sourced for our portfolio companies), and capital (a permanent capital structure backed by our family office partners). Our goal is to provide our investors the ability to make direct investments in platform companies not available on the public market.

Liz Griggs

Managing Partner

Liz is responsible for transaction origination, fundraising, investment policy, investor relations and the general management of the firm.

Liz Griggs is a nationally known thought leader, visionary and senior executive in the Healthcare industry. In 1993 she launched One Call Medical which was the platform for what is currently the largest Workers’ Comp ancillary care company in the U.S. with over $1.5 billion in revenue and sold for $2.3 billion to a large PE firm. Ms. Griggs is also a leader in the corporate wellness marketplace as former Chairman & CEO of WorkWell Prevention & Care providing on site rehabilitation services to Fortune 500 companies including addressing the epidemic of obesity and opioid dependence in the workforce.

As the Managing Partner & Founder of Grantchester Group, Liz has built a team of leading CEO's and Senior Executives who have track records of building and operating highly profitable companies in the healthcare, energy, infrastructure and technology markets, with enterprise values between $200 million and $3 billion. The Grantchester team has developed several platforms with significant opportunities to improve and disrupt current business models in energy, healthcare and technology. This is achieved through new applications of technology, innovative new products, and driving growth in sales & improved operations. Some energy and healthcare transactions that require billions of dollars of equity are made possible through partnerships with large PE funds and co-investment with large LP’s, who value the high performance proven teams with innovative strategies built by Grantchester.

Prior to her Operating roles Ms. Griggs worked for the investment banking firm, Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette in both New York and Boston.

Ms. Griggs was a Dean’s Scholar and graduate of the University Delaware, she also participated in the Owner/President Management program at the Harvard Business School.

Liz was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. She is a member of Women in Private Equity (WAVE), and Women Corporate Directors (WCD). She also mentors young women in their business careers and volunteers to help foster children.

Ms. Griggs currently serves on the advisory board of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is also on the board of advisors of the University of Delaware's Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.

Founders Message

I started my career on Wall Street and founded my first company in 1993. That marked my foray into the world of building a company from scratch, with multiple rounds of angel and institutional capital, acquisitions and ultimately sold the business for US$2.3 billion. With everything that I have learned in the trenches of building a business, this has set the stage for the Grantchester Group and Grantchester C Change.

The Grantchester Group was launched as a private equity investment firm that brings leading operating CEOs and successful entrepreneurs together. Our mission is to provide our portfolio companies not only growth capital, but extensive network and experience the Grantchester team has built over the last 30 years. Given the team’s background in electrification, healthcare and energy space, we have focused on investing in these areas.

I believe capital has the power to do more, not only in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses, but in helping to create a better future for the world. That is why we joined forces with the C Change Group, a leader in sustainable investing, in establishing the Grantchester C Change (GCC). The C Change Group is led by Russell Read, who was previously Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of some of the largest pension funds and sovereign wealth funds in the world. He was also named as one of America’s 30 most influential players in business.

Together, we look to partner with visionary entrepreneurs in the electrification and transportation space, scale their businesses and accelerate deployment of sustainable technologies. We believe that the global electric vehicle and energy storage markets are at an inflection point, with strong government support, proven technologies and innovation. Together, we look to deliver positive impact at scale.