Blythe Masters joined Motive Partners in 2019 and is a Founding Partner. At Motive, Blythe sources and executes investment opportunities with a focus on strategy and growth for Motive portfolio companies, through her extensive experience as a financial services and technology executive. Blythe is Chair of Motive Ventures, the early-stage investment capability at Motive Partners. Blythe formerly held the position of CEO and Board member for Motive Capital Corp (NYSE: MOTV.U), the special purpose acquisition corporations sponsored by Motive’s funds. Blythe is a Board member of GCM Grosvenor and Forge Global as well as an Advisory Board member for the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, the blockchain fintech Figure Technologies, the enterprise quantum solution provider Sandbox AQ and the private mortgage exchange Maxex. She is also Chair of Wilshire’s Digital Assets Advisory Group, supporting the development of industry standards for digital assets, and a member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Hague-based Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance). Blythe previously served on the board of directors of Credit Suisse Group including as chair of its Digital Transformation and Technology Committee and as member of its Governance and Nominations Committee, Compensation Committee and Risk Committee.
Prior to joining Motive, Blythe was the former CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, the leading enterprise blockchain fintech company responsible for the Australian Securities Exchange’s ground-breaking post-trade infrastructure replacement project. Previously, Blythe was a member of the Corporate and Investment Bank Operating Committee and firmwide Executive Committee at J.P. Morgan. Her J.P. Morgan career spanned 27 years, fulfilling several roles including head of global commodities, head of corporate and investment bank regulatory affairs, CFO of the investment bank, head of global credit portfolio and credit policy and strategy, and head of structured credit.
Blythe is a graduate and Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge where she received a B.A. in Economics.