BASc (UBC), MBA (SFU), P.Eng
Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Blair Simonite teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at the Sauder School of Business and is Program Director of Entrepreneurship@UBC, a university-wide initiative that helps UBC entrepreneurs build successful new ventures. Blair has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, spanning startups to multi-nationals. Prior to joining UBC he was COO/CFO for Recombo Inc., a cloud software firm that provides customer onboarding solutions to the financial services sector, and for ACL Services Ltd., the global leader in audit-analytics software. His career includes senior management and engineering positions with multinational companies Duke Energy, Cerberus Pyrotronics, and Honeywell.
Blair serves on the Board of Directors of clean-tech company dPoint Technologies, and on the Board of Governors of Capilano University. He has had many years of involvement with BC Social Venture Partners, an organization that funds and provides business mentorship to not-for-profit organizations with innovative and sustainable approaches to social issues. Blair holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Courses Taught in 2018-2019
- Growing and Exiting a Venture (MBA)
- Intrapreneurship (MBA)
- New Venture Design (BCom & Cross-Faculty)
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