Blake is a Managing Director at W Capital, where he sources and leads new investment opportunities and manages existing portfolio companies. Blake works closely with private equity shareholders to structure liquidity solutions for non-control equity interests in private companies and with portfolio company management teams to finance growth and acquisition opportunities.
Blake is involved with several of the firm’s portfolio companies through board and advisory roles. Current investments include Acquia, Billtrust, Brainshark, Core Security, Inspirato, Mindbody, Ravn Air Group, Skytap and Vision Critical.
Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Blake worked at Lehman Brothers and First Albany Capital. At Lehman Brothers, Blake was involved in structuring various M&A, leverage buyout and financing transactions for clients in the Technology M&A Group. At First Albany Capital, Blake worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors. Blake was named one of GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors in 2017.
Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.