John Fairbanks – Managing Director

Mr. Fairbanks has over 13 years of financial risk, operations and management experience.   Prior to joining Blue River, Mr. Fairbanks served 2 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Paradigm Capital Corporation, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor that managed approximately $150 million among 3 distinct funds.  Mr. Fairbanks focus was on fund operations, P&L reporting, risk management, financial controls and audit.

Prior to Paradigm Capital Corporation, Mr. Fairbanks spent 9 years in a variety of management roles with Q Investments, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in Fort Worth, Texas. During his tenure at Q Investments, Mr. Fairbanks led the Financial Control and Risk Control divisions for the multi-strategy fund.   Mr. Fairbanks was involved in the settlement and monitoring of numerous asset classes, including swaps, convertible debt, bank debt, distressed debt, bonds, equities, options, currencies, and physical assets.  He was also responsible for directing all reconciliations, SEC monitoring and compliance, investor relations, month-end closings and year-end audits, and computing and analyzing P&L and pricing for the partners and the trading desk each day.  Before joining Q Investments, Mr. Fairbanks worked in the Global Corporate Finance division in the Dallas, Texas office of Arthur Andersen. His focus was on risk control and financial reporting.

Mr. Fairbanks graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas with a BBA in Economics and a BA in Spanish and French.