B. Robert Amjad, President, Senior Managing Director

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

  • Executing approximately $1 billion in transactional 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. 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-developing approximately 2,000 acres of land, most of which was environmentally impacted

  • Negotiating, structuring and managing public-private partnerships for utility services, public bond financing, tax abatements and public grant funding

  • Launched and 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.

Bob is a graduate of the undergraduate program at St. Louis University. He has also earned an MBA and Juris Doctorate both from Case Western Reserve University. He was the Managing Editor of the Law Review during law school.

Contact: Cell (216)712-1322, Email bob@canterburycapitalllc.com

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Blaik Shew, Managing Director

Blaik is a Managing Director of Canterbury Capital and also serves as an Operating Partner for three of Canterbury’s holdings. He splits his time between businesses in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Middletown, Ohio.  Blaik previously held a variety of executive positions both in the United States, as well as in Europe.  Blaik brings vast experience in sales, business development, operations, and research 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.

Contact: Cell (407)274-0584, Email: blaik@canterburycapitalllc.com

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Ben Hurtuk, Director

Ben joined Canterbury in January, 2019, as a Director.  Before arriving at Canterbury, Ben held an executive position with a sports apparel company, where he led sales, business development, and operations on a daily basis.  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. He gained a great amount of knowledge working directly with the CEO on a daily basis.

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

Contact: Cell (216)225-5752, Email benh@canterburycapitalllc.com

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