Operating Partner

Keith joined Brentwood in 2014 as an independent board director on Excelligence and Allen Edmonds. He joined Brentwood full time as an Operating Partner in 2017 and is currently the Executive Chairman of Excelligence and on the board of Jefferson Dental and is active in the corporate developments of MD Now. Keith is a highly experienced executive leader, industry consultant, and board director with proven transformational growth success across several business segments including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, footwear and apparel, healthcare, and industrial services. He utilizes this extensive experience to evaluate new investments and assist portfolio companies with growth related projects.

Prior to joining Brentwood, Keith was in integral growth and executive leadership roles with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Arby’s and NuCO2 where he built high performance cross functional teams, consistently built competitively differentiated brands, developed and commercialized disruptive innovations, and led accretive acquisition pursuits. He was also a Managing Principal with growth consulting firm Zyman where he led the go-to-market practice and has had board director experience with Component Hardware Group, Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems, and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Keith has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Denison University.

Members of the Operations Group are non-investment professionals or independent contractors employed or retained to provide operational diligence services for prospective and consummated investments and post-closing operational initiatives for portfolio companies.  Operations Group members are either employees of BPE Growth & Operations, LLC, an affiliate of Brentwood Private Equity, LLC, or independent contractors.