(Philip) Blair Mullin is managing director of Somerset Associates LLC, a CFO, accounting, tax and financial consulting company, and serves on the board of CanaQuest Medical Corp. He has 30 years’ experience as CFO, COO, and in consulting and turnarounds for businesses with revenues of less than $100 million.
Since 2009, he has operated primarily in consulting and interim CFO roles in multiple sectors including fintech, blockchain, drones, recycling, medical marijuana, and electrical power generation. From 2003-09, Blair was a partner of Tatum Partners, a human capital firm engaged in providing CFO services. Within Tatum, Blair served in numerous leadership roles: from 2006-09, as CFO of Zi Corporation, a leading software development company specializing in mobile phones, which was sold in April 2009 to Nuance Communications; from 2003-06, as interim CFO of Homax Products, Vice President Finance of Yakima Products, and as a consultant in several engagements in industrial construction, manufacturing and air transportation; from 2001-03, as turnaround consultant to companies in the telecom sector during the critical post-9/11 timeframe; from 1995-2001, he was engaged in various C-level capacities in a public entity that was restructured and eventually became International DisplayWorks, a manufacturer of LCD displays based in Rocklin, California with operations in Shenzhen, China, which was later sold to Flextronics.
Mr. Mullin began his career in banking in 1982 after completing his MBA from University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada and BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He currently resides in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.