Kelly Blair

Kelly Blair

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About Kelly

Kelly Blair is a senior partner in the firm and has been a member of the Caldwell Partners team for more than 40 years. She has built an impressive track record of serving clients that span a broad segment of the Canadian and North American business communities.


A leader in the CEO and board recruitment space, Kelly focuses on building senior leadership teams for a wide variety of companies. Kelly leads the Board and CEO practice in Canada and is a senior member of the Global Private Equity practice team. Much of Kelly’s work is focused in the Consumer, Retail, e-Commerce and Financial Services sectors. In addition to recruiting board directors and C-level executives, she has significant experience placing senior marketing, sales, finance, information technology, human resources, IT and operating executives.

Kelly is also involved with Caldwell’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 programs, both of which keep the firm close to current and future leaders.


Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in physical education (kinesiology) and economics from The University of Western Ontario; and has completed The University of Western Ontario’s Executive Management Program at the Ivey School of Business.

More About Kelly

Kelly is active in numerous professional organizations and is a former director and member of the Nomination Committee for The University of Western Ontario, Alumni Association and a director of The Robarts Research Institute.

Recent Feedback

“Kelly and Geoff understood what we wanted. They explained to us the process, looked to us for feedback on what we needed and wanted and presented some great candidates. They were always there to support us with our questions and were able to deliver a high caliber of candidates. We described this search to them as a unicorn and they were able to deliver higher than our expectations. Thank you team you guys did amazing!” – Client, Choice Properties REIT

“We received very professional, great service. We were led and guided through the recruitment process well, challenged when we needed it, provided guidance as appropriate but also let us work through the process as a team. Most importantly Kelly and Heather provided us a great pool of candidates.” – Chair, CURIE (Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange)

“Professionalism, superb candidate experience, great reputation. Have known Kelly Blair for years, she is open, forthright and keeps the process moving quickly.” – Placed candidate, Canadian insurance company

The energy, attention and professionalism shown throughout was absolutely wonderful. In addition Kelly took additional time with me to help ensure this was the right move and fit…I truly valued that!” – Senior Vice President, Canadian insurance company

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