Carl Forsythe is managing partner of Emerald Grove Capital, LTD, an investment & advisory firm focusing on mentoring CEOs and growing early-stage companies. He was most recently CEO of Globe Composite Solutions, LLC, an advanced design and manufacturing company that he acquired in 2004 and subsequently sold to ESCO Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ESE) in 2019. He started his career at Ford Motor Company and shortly thereafter helped lead transformation efforts at public and private companies, leading to M&A transactions totaling $9.5 billion over the past 20 years. Carl has served on numerous community and for-profit boards and is currently a member of the Entrepreneurship Council at Cornell University, board director at STARC Systems, Inc. (a Blue Heron Capital portfolio company) and director at Share God with Us, Inc., a public charity that funds programs to equip and prepare at-risk, urban-centric young adults for earthly and eternal significance. Carl holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Cornell University. Carl and his wife, Sandy, have three adult entrepreneurial children. They reside in Dallas TX and Cohasset MA.