University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Tripp Blair, MBA President, RM Blair & Associates

Tripp Blair is not currently associated with the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont.

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Tripp Blair is the President of RM Blair & Associates, a hi-tech consulting company engaged in providing marketing and sales expertise to start-up and early stage companies. His current areas of interest/expertise are software development for mobile devices, cloud computing and embedded software for consumer devices.

Tripp is a seasoned technology industry veteran with more than 25 years of operational experience. From January 2005 until November 2007, Tripp was President and CEO of UpdateLogic, a provider of software services for digital televisions and prior to that was the Executive-in-Residence at Grand Banks Capital, a Boston based venture capital partnership. In December 2003, Tripp joined uLocate Communications, a GrandBanks portfolio company, as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. uLocate was one of the early leaders in location-based services for wireless handsets.

Prior to uLocate, Tripp co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of WaveMark Technologies, a provider of high-performance embedded printer control designs, which was sold to Motorola in 2000. He remained at Motorola as Director of Product Marketing, WaveMark Solutions group until 2002.

From 1994 through 1996, Tripp was an executive at SystemSoft Corporation, first as Vice President-Worldwide Sales and then as Vice President - Advanced Products. In 1990, he co-founded Praxsys Technologies and directed its growth and subsequent sale to Sun Microsystems. From 1992 to 1994 he continued with Sun as Group Marketing Manager. Previously, he was with Phoenix Technologies Ltd. and Wang Laboratories.

Mr. Blair holds an MBA from the Johnson School, Cornell University and a B.S. in Manufacturing and Management Engineering from the University of Vermont.