The trail leading to Cairn Investment Group began in February 1960 when Don Parr joined Dean Witter & Company. With a rotary phone and stock quotes on a chalk board, he began building a durable foundation in the investment community that would continue to grow.
The phone rang in the office of Charter Investment Group for the first time in 1979. Here, Don and partners built a unique investment firm with a focus on Northwest companies.
Jim Parr joined Charter Investment Group in 1993. He enjoyed the small, local firm environment at Charter and the thoughtful, quality investment ideas he was able to bring to investors.
In 2001 Charter was purchased by the international firm Royal Bank of Canada Dain Rauscher. Tim Mosier joined RBC Dain Rauscher in 2003 after a 20 year career with Northwest based technology companies.
In 2007, Jim Parr and Tim Mosier formed Cairn Investment Group to recapture the unique culture and Pacific Northwest focus that is possible in a smaller firm. Patrick Mason joined the Cairn team in 2015 as leader of the research department, broadening Cairn’s capabilities and focus.
Here at Cairn, we enjoy the ability to provide service on an individual basis to our investing families, businesses and foundations. Since our beginning, we have held true to our love of the Northwest, while also taking advantage of global opportunities. The personal dedication and thoughtfulness of our approach has remained constant over the years.
We are honored to have several of our original families from the 1960’s with us today at Cairn Investment Group.
The Cairn Crew