In January twenty current MBA students will be traveling to Silicon Valley for as part of an international study tour. In San Francisco & the Valley they will make site visits as well as their final presentations. To finish the week we are delighted to host a Rotman Alumni & Friends Reception with Prof. Richard Blundell who is the academic advisor to this trip. We hope you can join us. Prof. Blundell's biography is below.
Richard Blundell is an Adjunct Professor who recently joined Rotman after a long career leading global businesses for multinationals in Europe and Asia as well as working with eight early-stage, clean-tech founder teams. Mr. Blundell’s international experience includes running businesses in East and West Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia (12 countries from India to China). He has significant experience in new business creation and management of growth-stage businesses in global markets. Mr. Blundell has completed over $260 million in corporate M&A transactions and raised over $240 million in private equity funding for early-stage companies. From 1989-2004, Mr. Blundell held senior leadership positions with Laidlaw Inc., Canada’s largest waste management company, as Director of European Business Development; SGS SA, a global company in inspection, testing, and certification services as SVP of the Global Environmental Services Division; and Hagemeyer Cosa Liebermann, a technology marketing company in Asia Pacific as EVP of the Technology Division. During this period and since 2004, Mr. Blundell has held executive management positions in eight early-stage, clean-tech companies, including a number of Board of Directors appointments. Before assuming a faculty position at the Rotman School of Management in January, 2016, he was Founder and Executive Director of Global BSN LLC, and Founder and CEO of TownSity Inc. He teaches sustainability strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at Rotman. Mr. Blundell holds a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the International Management Institute, Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne).