Blair Effron

Vice Chairman; Cofounder, Centerview Partners

Blair Effron is cofounder of Centerview Partners LLC, a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. The firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions, and governments. Since its founding in 2006, Centerview has advised on over $3 trillion in transactions and ranks among the most active firms globally in strategic advisory. Additionally, the firm has an investing business with $750 million in investment capital for principal activity in the consumer and technology sectors.

Mr. Effron began his career at Dillon Read in 1987 and remained with the firm through successive mergers, culminating in senior positions with UBS, including group vice chairman and member of the investment bank board of directors. In his career of over thirty years, Mr. Effron has advised Fortune 500 and multinational companies across a range of sectors, including the consumer, general industrial, health-care, media, technology, and retail industries.

Mr. Effron serves on the board of trustees of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Visions for Public Schools, Partnership for New York City, and Princeton University. He also sits on the advisory board of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative. Mr. Effron holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.