Advisory Council

Blair W. Effron

Partner, Centerview Partners LLC

Blair W. Effron is co-founder of Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm with offices in New York, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Paris and San Francisco. The Firm has over 350 professionals and provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions and governments. Since the founding of Centerview in 2006, the firm has advised on over $3 trillion in transactions and ranks among the most active firms globally in strategic advisory. Centerview has ranked among the top 10 firms globally in mergers and acquisition activity over the past 3 years.

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 over thirty year career, 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.