Leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Blair has transformed private and public companies in five different industries, and is currently leading AEye’s charge to make safe, reliable vehicle autonomy a reality. Previously, Blair served as Global President of PRG, the world's largest live event technology and services company; CEO of XOJET, one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history, and operating partner at TPG, a premier PE firm with more than $97 billion in global investments. He has also held executive and general management positions in technology companies including VerticalNet, Savi Technologies, Autodesk and Sun Microsystems.
AEye’s transition to the public markets marks a key milestone in our corporate journey, enabling us to accelerate adoption of our high-performance, intelligent LiDAR system and accelerate our mission to bring safe autonomy to the masses. AEye is experiencing strong business momentum based on its partnership with Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, as well as recently announced strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Sanmina, NVIDIA, TuSimple, and others. We look forward to creating value for our shareholders as we continue to address near and long-term opportunities unfolding in autonomous transportation.
We’ve probably spent $100 billion in the past four or five years developing technology for fully autonomous go-anywhere cars that can now be used in more intelligent ways, in more intelligent business models.