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Blaine D. Holt

Blaine D. Holt

Chief Executive Officer at Alchemai

Bainbridge Island, Washington

As a future-focused business leader and strategic innovator, my mission is to think far enough ahead of the curve to ensure organizational success in a world of exponential change. Over the course of my 25+-year career, I’ve done just that, earning a reputation for unearthing solutions to pressing challenges and driving game-changing transformation to chart the course toward a stronger future.

Alchemai is a group of incredibly talented scientists and engineers teamed up with veteran logistics / supply chain leaders. We are leveraging AI, ML and Data Science to change the way supply chains work and are managed. With novel visualizations, prediction and simulation, large complex enterprises can quantify and prioritize risk, anticipating rather than reacting to consequence. I am proud to be the leader of this group of disruptive innovators!

Prior to joining Alchemai, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Braidy Industries, charged with strategy development, organizational planning and execution for Braidy Industries and its three subsidiaries based in Ashland, KY and Boston, MA, valued at $412M. My efforts were integral to raising $275M to standup the nanotechnology metals subsidiary, Veloxint and to provide the first equity for the planned $1.7B aluminum rolling mill in Appalachia.

Previously the President of Million Air, the world’s premier private aviation service provider, I led my executive team to deliver innovation-driven growth and implement process improvement initiatives to create value for shareholders and extraordinary experiences for customers.

I built my leadership foundation in the military, where I advanced from instructor pilot to the 2nd-highest ranking U.S. military official at NATO. My service as the Director of Logistics for the European Theater for all services prepares me well to launch Alchemai.

My success in each of my roles is owed to:

► The collaboration and engagement I instill among my teams
► Dogged determination for bringing “big ideas” to fruition, and
► The will to challenge status-quo thinking every step of the way.

While you can often find me writing and delivering presentations on innovation, forming strategic industry alliances, or brainstorming ways to work smarter, one of my favorite places to be is right alongside my team with my sleeves rolled up.

As I face the future, I’ll continue to seek innovative ways to solve pressing business challenges while helping my teams advance and grow.


  • Chief Operating Officer (Braidy Industries)
  • Founder (Irascible Strategic Advisors LLC.)
  • CEO & Founder (Irascible Strategic Advisors LLC.)
  • Founder (Irascible Strategic Advisors LLC.)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Alchemai)
  • Newsmax Contributor (Newsmax Media, Inc.)
  • Executive Vice President Of Operations (Braidy Industries)
  • President (Million Air)


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