Blake is a current JD-MBA candidate at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and Pritzker School of Law. Previously, he spent three and a half years at a lower middle-market private equity fund, Atlantic Street Capital, based in Stamford, CT which would invest in companies in the consumer, industrial, business services, and healthcare spaces with revenues between $20 -$125 million. While there, as both an associate and vice president, he partnered with entrepreneurs to provide capital and acquisition support, strategic guidance, as well spearheading on-the-ground operational and tactical initiatives to grow value for the businesses. Before that, he spent two years in leveraged finance at RBC Capital Markets in New York helping to execute sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, recapitalizations and other debt related financial transactions. He graduated from the University of Michigan magna cum laude with a BBA in finance and accounting in 2011.