Don Blair

Managing Director M&A/Financial Sponsors
St. Petersburg

Don Blair is a managing director with Raymond James. Prior to joining Raymond James in 1997, he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York. At Goldman, Mr. Blair was primarily involved in the execution of public and private high-yield debt transactions. He received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree in economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. Prior to graduate school, he served as a CPA with KPMG. Mr. Blair received the Elijah Watt Sells Gold Medal Award on the November 1989 CPA exam and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. At Raymond James, Mr. Blair works with his industry partners in the Technology, Health Care, Consumer and Industrials sectors to advise clients on sell-side M&A transactions involving both private and public companies. In addition, Mr. Blair leads relationship coverage for middle market private equity firms primarily based in the southeast.