Blair is an experienced senior executive and corporate director with exposure to both private and public companies across a variety of sectors, with a focus on corporate strategy, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround and restructuring, governance and cross-border transactions.
Blair is the Managing Director of HighMont Advisors Inc., a management consultancy firm. His extensive experience includes working as CFO and CEO of several public companies, Managing Director at a Canadian investment bank, and Director at a global investment bank. He was the Managing Director at Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. for six years, where he headed up investment banking on the West Coast of Canada. Blair also worked for Credit Suisse Group for nearly ten years in roles that included Leveraged Finance/Restructuring in Europe, Principal Investing in New York, as well as Special Situations and Convertible Bonds in Asia. Prior to Credit Suisse, Blair was a corporate and securities lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP.
Blair holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria.