Blythe is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, diligencing new business opportunities, structuring transactions and working with our partner companies. She is also a member of the Investment Committee.
Blythe joined TSG with extensive private equity and branded consumer experience, having spent over 10 years at Rosewood Capital and having served as CEO of a high-growth consumer products company. While a partner at Rosewood Capital, Blythe sourced and structured investments across the consumer & retail sector, including investments in Under Armour, Clarisonic, Sneaker Villa, Cobalt Boats, among others. She has also served as a National Judge for Ernst & Young's acclaimed Entrepreneur of the Year® program. Blythe received a BA, with honors, in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University.
What are the keys to building a successful brand?
Authenticity, integrity, and a distinctive voice, whether playful or serious, or somewhere in between.
What have you learned from working with entrepreneurs?
How incredibly hard it is to get a new business off the ground and how critical the entrepreneur's relentless commitment to product, brand, company culture, and team are to success.
How do you build trust with entrepreneurs you’ve just started to work with?
Trust takes time and delivering on your word. We build relationships with entrepreneurs over many months, and more often years, to make sure we both share the same vision, culture, and values...such was the case with IT Cosmetics and Canyon Bicycles.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give to an entrepreneur who is trying to take their business to the next level?
Continuous product innovation and brand development are key...so build a phenomenal team around you to allow you to focus on these critical success factors.
What brings you the most joy in your job?
Unsurfacing what might be the next BIG idea in consumer concepts and helping entrepreneurs behind these ideas make it happen with the resources we have accumulated over the last three decades at TSG.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The biggest risk in life is NOT risking.