John Blair has been involved in more than $11B in merger and acquisition activities, guided companies through the IPO process, and built strong customer service organizations.
Recently John assisted Event38 Unmanned Systems, a manufacturer of drones for business applications in growth activities. Today they have customers in more than 75 countries using its drones for agriculture, surveying, construction, environmental conservation, and research applications.
John also served as a Venture Partner at Jumpstart, Inc participating in selection, due diligence, funding, and support promising start-ups. In this capacity, he advised select portfolio companies in the SaaS, medical device, clean technology and biomedical industries.
Prior to that, John was VP-Operations & Internet Services for DG Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGIT), a Silicon Valley hi-tech start-up with a 1996 initial public offering.
John also served in senior executive positions for more than fifteen years in financial institutions including Citibank, Ameritrust, and Crocker Bank, and has additional experience in the manufacturing, computing, and engineering sectors.