Blair joined the BigSpeak team as an Executive Agent and Consultant in June 2017 after completing his M.B.A., specializing in Entertainment Management from UCLA-Anderson School of Management. Having worked in multiple sides of the speaking industry, he is most passionate about finding new and established talent, eager to share their expertise and enthusiasm with audiences around the world.
While at UCLA, Blair completed a summer MBA internship in Production Strategy at DreamWorks Animation focused on change management. During and prior to business school, he served as the Speaking Manager and Chief of Staff to Keith Ferrazzi at Ferrazzi Greenlight Consulting in Los Angeles.
Blair began his career in the speaking world at the Harper Collins Speakers Bureau after completing the Columbia Publishing Course and graduating Magna Cum Laude from American University with a B.A. with honors in Literature and minors in Communications and Gender Studies. He then worked for Greater Talent Network serving as the Director of both the Hachette and Simon and Schuster Speakers Bureaus. While at GTN, Blair grew both bureaus, strengthened the partnership between the publishers and GTN, established an exclusive list of talent, and doubled sales each year.
Outside of work, Blair leads a neighborhood book club, enjoys writing, coaching, yoga, hiking, running, spinning, cooking, Jeopardy, and consuming far too much television. He and his partner have two black pugs and enjoy wine, traveling, political activism, and cultural events. He has lived in each US time zone and several major cities in the US and Europe, but is happy to call West Hollywood home.