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Trevor Blair


A native of San Diego, Trevor has over 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. During this time, Trevor worked closely with nonprofit organizations to develop training and job placement programs for underserved communities. He also helped secure public and private funding to back those programs, in addition to providing support in the areas of executive search and recruiting. In 2016, he leveraged this experience to launch a new firm, Blair Search Partners, specializing in search engagements for nonprofit and public-sector clients.  Today the firm manages 30-40 search engagements annually for clients across California and on the East Coast as well.

BSP’s work spans almost every area of the sector including philanthropy, human services, education, professional associations and the arts. Trevor’s community engagement has included numerous organizations, including his current board and committee positions with LEAD San Diego (immediate past chair), Zero8hundred (immediate past chair), and Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Outside of career, 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. Trevor and his wife Megan live in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego with their daughter Eleanor (5) and son Julian (3).