Investor, The Tugboat Group
Meghan Higney is an investor and entrepreneur championing businesses built to last a lifetime and the people behind them. She began her career as an investment-banking analyst in the healthcare group at Credit Suisse. She went on to TA Associates, a growth equity fund with $18B in assets under management, where she was responsible for investment origination and transaction execution of profitable, fast-growth consumer and healthcare companies. Inspired by the fearless founders she interacted with during her time at TA, Meghan left to start a company of her own. She bootstrapped Ajent.com, a marketplace for personal shopping and the largest global personal online styling platform.
In the early days of her entrepreneurial pursuit, she met Dave Whorton, the founder of The Tugboat Group, and discussed the founders she most admired. As it turned out, these purpose-driven leaders who didn’t want to sell to exit-oriented investors were the same entrepreneurs Dave had begun to praise. Evergreen values resonated with her deeply and immediately; she kept in touch with Dave while building and growing her company. After selling Ajent, they re-connected and Meghan leaped at the chance to join Dave in this Evergreen adventure. Meghan joined Tugboat to apply her investing and entrepreneurial experiences to building a new firm, philosophy and movement.