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Dan Fireman

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Growcore Investments

Boston, MA, USA

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Dan Fireman’s Biography

Dan Fireman is a highly regarded entrepreneur and investor, who is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Growcore Investments, a consumer-focused venture capital and private equity firm.

Growcore invests in scalable platforms within growing consumer verticals and provides long-term capital to help founders grow their brands and companies. Growcore believes in forming relationships with proven management teams built upon respect, trust and integrity, values that are hallmarks of the Fireman family.

Dan has extensive experience working with founders and entrepreneurs to build successful businesses. Under his leadership, Growcore has managed over 39 transactions and invested over $400 million across many consumer categories. Dan also founded Windrose Advisors, a multi-family office established that manages more than $3 billion in assets.

Dan has long been passionate about golf and oversaw the creation of the iconic Liberty National Golf Course, for which he is Co-founder and President. Liberty National opened in 2006 and has hosted major PGA Tour events, including the Northern Trust and 2017 Presidents Cup, Junior Tour events, including the Junior Presidents Cup, the Nexus Cup, and numerous charitable events, namely Birdies for Breast Cancer fundraisers.

An active philanthropist, Dan works closely with the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, One Family, Inc. and, among others, First Tee, a charity founded in partnership with the major golf organizations to make golf more accessible for all kids. Dan also has extensive board service, including the boards of several Growcore investments.

He is also active politically and has made donations to the Democratic Party and the causes it supports. Notably, he was an early supporter of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s 2020 Presidential campaign. He also lent support to and campaigned for Rep. Jake Auchincloss, the current representative from Massachusetts’ 4th congressional district.

Dan’s Background

Growcore Investments
Co-founder and Managing Partner
2021 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
Growcore Investments was co-founded by Dan and his partner to provide long-term capital solutions to entrepreneurs and founders. With a focus on investing in innovative and emerging businesses, Growcore believes in building strong relationships with clients and providing clear, effective solutions for growth and success.
Fireman Capital Partners LLC
Managing Partner & Founder
2008 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
Fireman Capital Partners, now Growcore Investments, was a private equity firm founded by Dan in 2008. It focused on investments in the consumer sector and worked with business to help them achieve their long-term growth goals.
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Dan’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Bandon Holdings, LLC
Board of Directors
Austin, TX, USA
Bandon Holdings focuses on the acquisition and investment in small- to medium-sized businesses in the Southwest. It is the largest Anytime Fitness franchisee.
Liberty National Golf Course
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan, Liberty National Golf Course has become an iconic course and has served as a host to PGA Tour events, including The Northern Trust and Presidents Cup, Junior Tour events, as well as numerous charitable events.
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Previous Board Positions

Privateer Holdings, Inc.
Board Member
Seattle, WA, USA
Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm that is actively shaping the remarkably promising cannabis marketplace through the development of strategic acquisitions and investments.
Serena & Lily
Board of Directors
Sausalito, CA, USA
Serena & Lily is an inspired home collection company, offering a range of products including luxury bedding, furniture, décor and nursery furniture. It is well known for its distinctive textile design and sophisticated coastal aesthetic.
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Philanthropy

The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
Trustee
Boston, MA, USA
The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation was founded by Dan's parents. The foundation aims to inspire change in communities through entrepreneurship and resources. The foundation has partnered with many notable organizations, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Anti-Defamation League (New England), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, One Family, Inc. and The First Tee.
First Tee
Board of Governors
St. Augustine, FL, USA
The First Tee is an international non-profit organization with the goal of introducing the game of golf and its values to young people. The organization was launched in 1997 with input from the LPGA, the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, and the USGA to make golf affordable and accessible for kids in particular.
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Media

Former Mass. governor getting early financial support to test presidential run
Mention
Oct 2018
Boston, MA, USA
Dan Fireman is mentioned as an early supporter of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's potential run for president.
Presidents Cup gets an added dose of patriotism at Liberty National
Feature
Sep 2017
New York, NY, USA
This USA Today feature, written a few days before the 2017 Presidents Cup, shares some of the history of the event's host, Liberty National Golf Course. As the course's on-site project manager during its construction, Dan shares some insight into the construction effort and working with renowned course architect Bob Cupp and tour pro Tom Kite.
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Speaking Engagements

2019 Burns Levinson Cannabis Conference
Keynote Luncheon
Oct 2019
Boston, MA, USA
Dan Fireman and Karen Munkacy of Garden Remedies took part in the Keynote Luncheon at Burns & Levinson's third annual "State of the Cannabis Industry" conference. The panel focused on a discussion of the event's main ideas, notably capital markets, investments, M&A, and regulatory issues in the rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry.
Where Can Value Be Found? (Part 1)
Panel Member
May 2013
New York, NY, USA
At the 9th Annual M&A DealSource & ACG Capital Connection event, Dan Fireman joined a panel of industry leaders from fund management, investments and M&A to discuss the subject of finding value in private equity investing in 2013.
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Charitable Interests

Birdies for Breast Cancer
Supporter
Founded in 2003 by LPGA Star Cristie Kerr, Birdies For Breast Cancer is a not-for-profit organization that supports breast cancer research as well as diagnostic, curative and palliative programs. To date, the foundation has raised over $3 million in the fight against breast cancer.

Press Releases

Fireman Capital Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Bandon Holdings, the Largest Anytime Fitness Franchisee
Quoted
May 2018
New York, NY, USA
Fireman Capital Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Bandon Holdings, an Anytime Fitness franchisee. Dan Fireman, Managing Partner of FCP, said, “We are thrilled to partner with the talented Bandon Holdings team, which has built a terrific fitness platform with a robust pipeline for future growth."