Blair Woolheater; Senior Director
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Blair Woolheater

Senior Director

Blair Woolheater currently serves as a Director at Portage Point Partners based in the firm’s Chicago office where he provides financial, operational and strategic advice to companies experiencing transition, underperformance or distress. His professional experience includes strategic and operational advisory services to both public and private organizations.


Since joining Portage Point, Blair has led a private company operating in the advertising and in-person events industries through an organizational assessment, subsequent restructure and a comprehensive General Ledger review to reduce expenses and preserve cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also conducted a manufacturing capacity assessment for a middle market consumer products company developing a manufacturing line Center of Excellence concept to unlock significant savings. Additionally, Blair recently led operations, safety and maintenance for two large, private maritime transportation clients.


Prior to joining Portage Point, Blair was a management consultant with Wilson Perumal & Company, working in a wide variety of areas, spanning business strategy to execution. At WP&C, Blair helped large federal clients develop and execute strategies for organizational transformation. He also advised clients on business process improvement, operations improvement, technology and culture.


Blair began his professional career in the US Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program and went on to excel as a leader in the US Navy’s submarine program, working as an officer on a fast-attack, nuclear submarine. He also served as engineering manager and instructor on the world’s oldest operating nuclear reactor, where he was directly responsible for nuclear reactor safety and the successful qualification of thousands of nuclear navy sailors. In his role as an engineering manager, Blair received awards for improving plant operational processes vital to reactor safety. He received Instructor of the Year honors for developing and mentoring the next generation of Navy leaders. Blair currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy’s Submarine Force Reserve Component where he provides strategic and operational support to real-world submarine operations.


Blair graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School.


KKSP Precision Manchining
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
JMB Shipping
Innovative Labs
Guy & O’Neill
Hornbeck Offshore Services
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.