Prior to founding ShoreBridge, Mr. Blagdon was Managing Director of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. and Global Head of Marketing and Investor Relations. In this position, he was a member of SAC’s senior management team and responsible for all capital raising and investor relations activity. Prior to joining SAC, Mr. Blagdon was Managing Director of Citigroup and Global Head of Citi Alternatives Distribution Group. He was a member of Citi Alternative Investments’ Management, Operating and Business Practices Committees and Co-Chair of Citi’s Investment Banking Global Equity Commitment Committee.
Mr. Blagdon began his investment banking career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated where he was a founding member of Kidder, Peabody’s Merchant Banking Department. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1996 which, through certain business combinations, became part of Citigroup. Over his career, Mr. Blagdon has led the execution of an extensive number of corporate financings, M&A transactions, IPOs, leveraged buyouts, merchant banking transactions, private placements and private fund raisings.
Mr. Blagdon received his B.A. degree from Yale University with a double major in Economics and Psychology, graduating cum laude, and received his MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management. Mr. Blagdon is active in numerous civic and social organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Covenant House of New York and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Good Grief organization of New Jersey.
Mr. Blagdon currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 79 registrations as well as Series 3 and 63 registrations.