Keith Belair: Chief Financial OfficerKeith Belair became the Chief Financial Officer of Shelby American, Inc., in July 2008 and is responsible for the financial health of the company. His responsibilities include the management of all financial reporting, cash management, planning and administrative functions at Shelby American and Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI.PK) – the publicly traded entity.
He was tapped by the company to fill the position after serving as CFO at OpX Capital Partners, a venture capital group based in Beverly Hills, Calif. There he provided financial advisory services, such as mergers and acquisitions, for a broad range of companies primarily focused in the automotive markets.
Prior to his work at OpX, Keith served as the CFO for XC Networks, the largest private cross border telecommunications company between the U.S. and Mexico. During his time with XC, Keith supported the company’s international operations including service contracts, network growth and product development. Previously he spent more than a decade in venture capital and automotive vendor finance, in addition to a five year stint in Tokyo, where he worked for a subsidiary of the Toyota family of companies.
Keith has been a long-time muscle car and Shelby enthusiast. His passion for cars began as a 12-years-old when he fully re-built a Jeep CJ5 with his brother. From there his passion grew to racing, which even led him to become his neighborhood’s slot car racing champion. Today, however, Keith can be found behind the wheel of the latest Shelby Mustangs racing his way around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track.
Keith earned his Bachelor of Science-Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.