At 10 Point Capital, we believe in the power of brands. We believe that long-term success is dependent on building brands that resonate with customers. Our goal is to take your brand to the next level. Our successes and failures have led to development of our brand building and growth process that we leverage in supporting our partners.
Recognized as one of the country’s leading franchise investors, Scott’s operating and investing career includes over 20 years of private equity, brand management and franchise expertise. Having invested in over 30 franchise businesses including Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Schlotzsky’s, McAlister’s Deli, Fastsigns, Cinnabon, and FOCUS Brands, he understands how to identify and scale successful emerging franchise concepts.
Scott was the co-founder of BIP Capital, a venture capital firm focused in a variety of industries including franchising, software, healthcare, media and financial services. Prior to BIP Capital, Scott was a partner at Roark Capital Group, where he was directly responsible for sourcing and closing multiple investments. Additionally, Scott held leadership roles with U.S. Franchise Systems, The Walt Disney Company and Dow Chemical USA.
Undergraduate – University of Florida (BS)
Graduate – Harvard University (MBA)
Tom brings over 10 years of private equity experience investing in a variety of industries and branded businesses. He firmly believes that building a strong brand that resonates with customers is critical to the long-term success of a company.
Tom is on the franchise team at BIP Capital and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tropical Smoothie Café and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen. Prior to joining BIP Capital, he worked for Century Park Capital Partners, a Los Angeles based private equity group focused on the lower middle market. Additionally, Tom previously worked in the San Francisco office of Harris Williams & Co, a leading middle market investment bank.
Undergraduate – Boston College (BS)
Graduate – University of Chicago (MBA)
Charles Watson is the Chief Development Officer for Tropical Smoothie Café. Charles is responsible for all aspects of Franchise Development, Real Estate, and Design & Construction. Under his leadership, the Tropical Smoothie Cafe system has grown from 265 open units to more than 625 open locations in five years.
A veteran franchise professional, Charles has worked for several hospitality-related companies including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), US Franchise Systems, Inc. and Hospitality Real Estate Counselors (HREC). Charles is a graduate of The Hotel School at Cornell University (BS) and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The Terry School of Business at The University of Georgia.
Undergraduate – Cornell University (BS)
Graduate – University of Georgia (MBA)