Blake joined Great Rock in 2020 and is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and building relationships in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Upstate New York.
He brings 20 years of origination, banking, and financial experience, largely focused on Middle Market lending and the M&A transactional market. During his career, Blake has sourced and funded hundreds of millions of dollars in senior debt financing. Prior to joining Great Rock Capital, he spent over eight years as a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank within PNC Business Credit and the Corporate Bank. In addition, Blake held middle market banking roles at Comerica Bank, Merrill Lynch, and MB Financial. He is a graduate of the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University.
Blake and his family live in Rochester, MI. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Crossroads of Michigan, served on the Board of Directors at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and is passionately involved with several other non-profit organizations including Kensington Church, where he is a youth leader. He enjoys family activities, is a triathlete, and a Private Pilot.