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Ian Blair, Principal
Ian spent a period of 30 years as CEO and majority shareholder of a group of companies in Canada and the United States. These multi-million dollar businesses ranged from a tourist sector transportation business to a publishing start-up and to several businesses substantially in the construction sector and real estate development. This group of companies employed several hundred people at any given time. Ian feels the success of these enterprises is solely based on an organizational culture that empowers the team members to be creative. Ian completed his major in economics at Laurentian University. He is an avid reader and writer of business and organizational subjects. He continues to be a competitive cross country skier and recently competed in World Masters Championships.
FEATURED ASSOCIATES OF THE MONTH
Ron Mitchell, Associate
Ron is a results driven and compassionate sales leader with more than 25 years of progressive experience with three of North America’s leading packaged goods corporations. His resume includes both Marketing and Sales Management positions while responsible for business teams in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces of Canada. His specialization is business development and performance management; his strengths lie in aligning strategically focused sales teams with organizational goals. Ron earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce; Sports Administration from Laurentian University.
Magi Scallion, Associate
Magi's diverse experience is deeply rooted in her passion for sports and lifestyle. With a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from Queen's University, Magi has managed major recreational facilities and high profile international events. Specializing in strategic marketing and communications and operations management, Magi's skills lie in employee motivation, uniting the workforce, and building community. Lean innovation, particularly pertaining to service organizations, is a new passion and one of the biggest "eureka" moments Magi likes to share in consulting or employment. Balancing lifestyle and sports with high performance in the workplace is something Magi manages herself and tries to share with her colleagues and clients.
Jessica Voorhies, Associate
Jessica is an experienced project manager with proven success in managing resources, demanding timelines, and overseeing staff in a global context. While living in China, Jessica oversaw all aspects of production, negotiation and sourcing with suppliers, all conducted in Mandarin. Her experience also includes developing emerging young leaders on four continents. As a management consultant, she focused on staff assessments through 360 surveys. Jessica is an avid mountain bike rider and enjoys surfing.
The Blair Group has an extensive number of associates not listed here. For more information on the expertise we have at our fingertips, please contact us.