Mr. Blair LaCorte serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at AEye. Previously, he served as President at AEye. He is an Angel Investor. he served as the Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy & Global President at Production Resource Group. He is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at XOJET. Under his leadership, strategic direction and management of global operations, XOJET became one of the fastest-growing aviation companies in history. Prior to XOJET Blair was an Operating Partner at TPG, a premier Private Equity firm with over $58B in investments globally. At TPG he worked with over 40 companies across Entertainment, Industrial, Logistics, Heavy Asset, Services, Technology and Energy practices. In the prior 25 years, Blair has held executive positions across numerous industries in both private and public companies. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Dartmouth's Tuck School. He is also a distinguished graduate of General Electric's Financial Management Program. Blair has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of the Top Ten Marketers of the Year by Ad Age and Innovator of the Year by NASA. He is currently a Senior Advisor to TPG, an Executive Fellow at Dartmouth's Tuck School and holds numerous non-profit board positions including the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Kairos Society, and Graduate Business Foundation (GBF). He serves on board of Silvercar.