About Us


ShredX, a division of Five Star Carting, was founded in 2004 to specialize in on-site destruction of confidential information. Led by founder Brian Kaffee, the business continues to safeguard organizations with a comprehensive, cost-effective and environmentally-sound shredding solution that meets today’s highest standards for federal security.

The company’s processes are in accordance with the laws and regulations set forth by HIPAA, Fair and Accurate Credit Transition Act and Sarbanes-Oxley, among others. By partnering with Five Star Carting, the company has access to three recycling and material recovery centers to ensure an end-to-end solution for its clients.

“Merging with Five Star Carting provides a robust platform, and the capital infusion, we need in order to expand our operations. We are energized by the potential for rapid growth in the years to come.”

Brian Kaffee,
Founder & Managing Director, ShredX

GPB Capital

GPB Capital is a New York-based alternative asset management firm focusing on acquiring income-producing private companies. GPB Capital provides their portfolio companies with the strategic planning, managerial insight and capital needed to enable strong businesses to achieve the next level of growth and profitability.

GPB Capital emerged from the corporate advisory and public accounting firm Gentile, Pismeny & Brengel LLP (GP&B), which was founded in 1972. The principals of GPB Capital bring over 270 years of experience, with an average of 22 years, and are focused on developing institutional quality, income-generating solutions for investors. Most importantly, our competitive advantage stems from a creative approach to deal structuring combined with significant access to proprietary deal flow with a focus on Automotive Retail, Managed IT Services, Debt Strategies, Special Situations, Waste Management and Healthcare.