The concept that became Cairn Investment Group took shape around the breakfast table at Jim Parr’s house in 2006, at a time when Jim Parr and Tim Mosier worked as a team within a large international brokerage firm. There they discussed, and then solidified, an idea to recapture the unique culture and Northwest focus that is possible in a smaller firm. Jim had fond memories of his past experience at Charter Investment Group, founded by his father, Don Parr in 1971. The small, local firm environment at Charter, and the thoughtful, quality investment ideas he was able to bring to investors was a model for Cairn.
Armed with this vision, we struck out on our own, opening our doors on July 27, 2007. Today we are honored to have several of our original families that worked with Don from the 1960’s with us today at Cairn Investment Group.
Like all successful firms we’ve continued to evolve. Patrick Mason joined the Cairn team in 2015 as leader of the research department, broadening Cairn’s capabilities and focus. Today as Jim spends more time on the road and Patrick heads towards his new role as Chief Investment Officer, our future looks as bright as ever.
The Cairn Crew