Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Prior to founding Force Inc., Blair was President of Open Solutions Canada from 2005 through 2010 where he led the 300-person software company on a growth journey that doubled the size of the company to $75M in the first three years. Appraised value of the CDN business quadrupled in that time and was a material part of the NASDAQ traded public company going private at a 40% market premium or $1.4B.
COO at SOLCORP was his last of three Executive roles with company from 2001 to 2005. SOLCORP was an EDS owned $120M Software Company selling into the Global Insurance market. Prior to that position, he was SVP, Global Sales & Marketing.
Director of Marketing & Operations was his last position at Xerox Corporation during his 15-year tenure. He was responsible for setting up the company’s primary indirect distribution channel as a start-up, which is now a $400M per year channel. He was a General Manager from 1995-1998 and the 85-person team doubled the revenues and profits of the business during that time.
Blair holds an undergraduate Business Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Besides being a Lean Six Sigma, he has completed Executive Education at the following Universities in these subjects:
- General Management- Kellogg Graduate School of Management
- Corporate Strategy- University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
- Business Marketing Strategy- Kellogg Graduate School of Management
- Negotiation Strategy- The Wharton School
Blair is an avid golfer and tennis player and a member at Weston Golf & Country Club and Lawrence Park Tennis Club. He is also a competitive recreational hockey player. He sits on the Board of Directors of St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and the Board of Advisors of two privately held firms. He is also a faculty member at Schulich’s Master Certificate in Sales Leadership Program at York University.