Blair Hull '65

Dean's Cabinet Member


Mr. Hull is the founder of both Ketchum Trading, LLC and Hull Investments, LLC. Hull Investments was founded in 1999, created to serve as a family office for three generations of the Hull family and acts as parent company to a number of financial entities. Ketchum Trading is a privately held, proprietary trading firm that makes markets and trades futures, options, cash equities, and exchange-traded funds. Prior to launching Ketchum Trading, Mr. Hull was the Founder of Hull Trading Company and served as that firm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

In 1998, Mr. Hull endowed the first chair in Women’s Studies at UCSB in honor of the women in his family. He became a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 1996 and currently serves on the investment committee.

A graduate of UC Santa Barbara in 1965, Mr. Hull holds a B.A. in Mathematics. He then earned an M.B.A from Santa Clara University in 1969 and completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.