Scottie Wardell is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Integrity Growth Partners and serves as a board member at Algo.
Prior to founding Integrity, Scottie’s experience included both private equity and debt investing, as well as operating roles at two growth-stage tech-enabled companies. Scottie’s operating experience comprised general management, big data analytics and visualization, corporate strategy and innovation, marketing, operations, finance, and HR. Scottie served as the Head of West Coast for Sakara Life (niche wellness products and meal delivery e-commerce) and as an Executive Director focused on strategy and analytics at Beachbody (digital fitness and nutrition consumer products).
Before taking on these operating roles, Scottie worked on investments across several industries and in a variety of transaction types at both Kayne Partners (growth equity strategy) and Kayne’s structured credit fund. During Scottie’s six-year tenure at Kayne, she was a board member at Source Intelligence and participated in board meetings as an observer for TicketManager / InviteManager, Zafin, Parfums de Coeur, Petroplex, Dixie Electric, Strike, and NCS Energy. Prior to joining Kayne in 2010, Scottie was at Fortress Investment Group (“Fortress”), focusing on business and investor strategy, as well as new business development. Prior to Fortress, Scottie was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance group.
Scottie graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Cornell University. In 2014, Scottie was named to GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 growth capital investors. From 2015-2017, Scottie served as a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship and private equity at Cornell University’s SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. Scottie serves as an Ambassador for Girls Who Invest, on the Cornell University Council, and works actively in dog rescue with Wags & Walks. In addition to her volunteer activities, Scottie enjoys exploring the latest health and wellness trends and spending time with her husband, Cooper, and their dog, Jackson.