WASHINGTON, D.C., AUGUST 27, 2019 – Potomac Equity Partners, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm, today announced that Chris Blythe has been promoted from Principal to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Blythe has been responsible for new investment opportunity origination, transaction execution and portfolio company oversight.
John Bates, the Founding Partner of Potomac Equity Partners, remarked “Chris has been instrumental to the success of our firm, and his promotion is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the contributions that he has made over the years”.
Chris has been involved in principal investing and investment banking since 1999. At Potomac Equity Partners, Chris has executed several successful transactions, including the acquisitions of Orion Systems, Structured Network Solutions, and Vernalis Group, and served as a member of the Board of Directors for Orion Systems. Prior to joining Potomac Equity Partners, Chris was a Vice President with Brockway Moran & Partners, a middle market investment firm with over $1.3 billion under management. Over the course of his principal investing career, Chris has accumulated significant experience in the technology, business services and consumer sectors, and served on the Boards of multiple companies. Chris was also previously an Associate with the investment firm Willis Stein & Partners. Chris began his career with the middle-market investment banking firm Harris Williams & Co. Chris holds an M.B.A. degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington & Lee University.
About Potomac Equity Partners, LLC
Potomac Equity Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns through the close partnership and collaboration with its portfolio company management team members. The firm strives to invest in companies with leading products and services, superior management teams, and in which its invested capital and collaborative efforts can enable companies to exponentially ramp their long-term growth prospects and overall performance. The principals of Potomac Equity Partners have a long and successful history of investing with management teams across a wide range of industries including education and training, healthcare, information services, and software and technology. For more information, visit www.potomacequitypartners.com.