Bob Amjad, President, Managing Director

The primary impetus behind Canterbury Capital, Bob brings a great deal of transactional and operational experience to Canterbury.  His varied background provides a broad and deep wealth of insights and experiences from which he draws on as the leader of Canterbury Capital. His experiences include:

  • Approximately $8 billion in transaction value as an investment banking advisor to businesses pursuing partial or complete sales, acquisitions and acquisition programs as well as raising debt and equity capital for clients and projects. In total he has advised on over 20 advisory assignments and a similar number of direct investments, both across a variety of industries and at all stages of a company’s life cycle;

  • Re-developed approximately 2,000 acres of land, most of which was environmentally impacted;

  • Negotiated, structure and managed public-private partnerships for utility services, public bond financing, tax abatements and public grant funding;

  • Managed various business ventures on behalf of his partners both on a day to day and more strategic level

Bob's leads all transaction related activities from acquisitions to any major capital transaction. He is instrumental in setting growth and competitive strategy post acquisition. Day to day he manages Canterbury Capital’s business.

Bob is a graduate of the undergraduate program at St. Louis University. He has also earned and MBA and Juris Doctorate both from Case Western Reserve University. He was Managing Member of the Law Review during law school. He de-activated his license to practice law many years ago to solely focus on the business aspects of his career.

Blaik Shew, Managing Partner

Blaik is a Managing Partner of Canterbury Capital and also serves as an Operating Partner for three of Canterbury’s holdings, splitting time between businesses in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Middletown, Ohio.  Blaik has held a variety of executive positions both in the United States, as well as in Europe.  He brings vast experience in sales, business development, operations and research and development.  His international background includes manufacturing experience in the Far-East with multiple North American distribution channels. 

Prior to joining Canterbury, Blaik worked for a variety of iconic brands including IMG and David Leadbetter Enterprises.

Blaik holds a BA from Drake University.

Ben Hurtuk, Director

Ben joined Canterbury in January, 2019, as a Director.  Prior to Canterbury, Ben held an executive position with a sports apparel company, where he led the sales, business development, and operations.  He also held multiple other business development positions within the sports industry.

Prior to the sports industry, Ben worked for an apartment management and development company, where he was a finance and operations analyst, working directly with the CEO.

Ben holds a BA from Allegheny College and a MA from Georgetown University.