Mr. Blanchard joined the team in January of 2017. Mr. Blanchard is involved in all aspects of the business from deal sourcing, transactions and portfolio company oversight with a focus on oversight of future and existing portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the team, Mr. Blanchard served as President and CEO of Columbus Bank and Trust Company, a division of Synovus. During his 22-year career at the bank he worked as a Retail Lender, Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender and Executive Vice President of Retail Banking. While serving as President and CEO, Mr. Blanchard also held the role of Regional CEO for Synovus’ Middle Georgia Region.
Mr. Blanchard also serves on the boards of many local charitable, civic and non-profits to include Chairing the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the region’s economic development strategy “Columbus 2025,” Trustee of Columbus State University Foundation, CSU D. Abbott Turner College of Business Advisory Council and Berry College Board of Visitors.
Mr. Blanchard earned his BS in Business Administration in 1993 from Berry College in Rome, GA.