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Blake Kirby

Blake Kirby

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: Inovar, Inc.

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Educational Background:

BS, Accounting, Utah State University, 1991

Huntsman School Interactions:

The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Founder's Board
Professional Achievement Award Recipient - 2006

National Advisory Board Member 2003-2009


Blake’s career began in the consulting division of KPMG International with an emphasis on manufacturing, technology, and finance. In 1998 Blake founded Inovar, Inc. and is currently Chairman & CEO as well as majority shareholder. Under his leadership, Inovar has become the largest Electronics Manufacturing Service company in the Intermountain region, providing engineering design and manufacturing services to high growth OEMs in the medical device, military defense, communication, and aerospace industries. Inovar’s primary facility is in Utah, and in 2016 a second operation in Mexico was opened.

Blake is Managing Director and owner of Bandon, LLC, a diversified Family Office investment company. He is active as a board member for several of his portfolio companies, which include Creminelli, Snap Finance, and The Builders Fund investment committee.

Blake is also an active member of the following organizations: 

  • Our Schools Now – Board Member
  • Utah State University Foundation – Board Member
  • Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Blake currently lives in Salt Lake City and San Diego. He has one daughter, Bailey, and two stepsons, Alex and Carson. He is married to his soulmate, Dove. He enjoys golf, skiing, and scuba diving. College athletics hold a special place in his heart, especially football and basketball.

Related Huntsman News Articles:

USU Honors Two Huntsman Graduates (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015)
Inovar Continues to Thrive Under Alum Blake Kirby, Chairman
(Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2013)
Alum Blake Kirby is Blasting into Tomorrow (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2012)