Trevor Blair

Trevor Blair is the founder and CEO of Blair Search Partners, a executive recruiting firm that specializes in search engagements for nonprofit and public-sector clients. Trevor has nearly 20 years of experience in executive search, recruiting and workforce development. He began his career with Manpower, a global provider of recruiting and HR solutions, and was initially based in Sydney. After 5 years with the Australian operation, he transferred back to the US for graduate school, and then rejoined Manpower in San Diego. After serving for several years as a Business Development Manager, he shifted focus to build the company’s workforce development and executive search practices. In this capacity, Trevor worked closely with nonprofit organizations to develop training and job placement programs for groups facing barriers to employment, such as youth, veterans and military spouses. He also helped secure private and public funding to back those programs. On the executive search front, Trevor built a significant practice at Manpower serving a range of clients in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors. In 2016, he leveraged this experience to launch a new firm, The company manages approximately 40 search engagements annually, two-thirds of which are at the executive and director level for clients such as the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, the San Diego Foundation, MAAC and the San Diego Symphony. Trevor’s community engagement is centered on education and employment issues. Current board and committee positions include LEAD San Diego, Zero8hundred (formerly the Military Transition Support Project), the Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego Rotary, San Diego Grantmakers, and Mission Driven Finance. Trevor is an avid endurance athlete, having competed in over 200 triathlons around the world. He is a 10-time Ironman finisher and 3-time Boston Marathon finisher. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), and an MBA from the University of Southern California.