Marc F. Blythe, President
As president of Blythe Global Advisors, Marc Blythe brings more than 25 years’ experience advising companies of all sizes on their accounting and financial reporting requirements. During that time, he has helped mature companies solve complex business issues and emerging companies upgrade their accounting competency. Marc has extensive experience in SEC filings, public offerings, restructurings, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. His areas of expertise include revenue recognition, share-based compensation, mergers and acquisitions/purchase accounting, restructurings/impairments, consolidations/variable interests, lease accounting, derivatives and complex debt and equity transactions.
Prior to forming Blythe Global Advisors, Marc was an audit partner at Ernst & Young. At the firm’s national office, he designed and implemented the firm’s global audit approach and various quality control processes as well as created industry-specific tools, templates and knowledge bases that continue to be used worldwide by EY executives. For several years, he ran the education and quality control processes for the Orange County office. He also served as an assurance and advisory business services partner for the firm’s Southern California area where he worked closely with market leaders in the technology, consumer products, health science, and software and semiconductor industries. In addition to advising his portfolio of clients, Marc was an independent review partner or SEC review partner for many of the firm’s larger clients. A recognized technical expert, he was a member of EY’s global software and semiconductor industry sector networks.
Marc is a past president and current board member of the Orange County chapter of IMA® (OCIMA), one of the largest associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. He serves as chair of the Finance/CFO steering committee for OCTANe, the leading organization for Southern California’s technology and biomedical industries. He is also a member of FINACA, a nationwide alliance of finance and consulting firms focused on developing and sharing best practices and collaborating on engagements. Marc is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) by which he has been designated a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.