Brent Blake, a Senior Valuation Manager at VBO, has 10+ years of professional experience in various industries, including military service, IT consulting, and venture capital/private equity. He has extensive experience in complex financial modeling and analysis, including 6+ years’ experience in business valuation, primarily focused on early-stage VC/PE backed companies with additional experience in later-stage and public companies across the life science, technology, and healthcare industries. He also has 5+ years of investment company financial reporting, tax, and general fund administration experience.
Brent holds a master of accounting in enterprise risk management from North Carolina State University and a bachelor of business administration in finance from Kent State University where he graduated summa cum laude. His professional affiliations include the CFA Institute, CFA Society NC, AICPA, NACVA, and ncaCPA. He is an active CFA charterholder and holds an ABV and a CVA certification.
Brent enjoys spending his free time with his wife, son, and his two dogs. Growing up in Ohio, he also loves anything involving sports, particularly THE Ohio State Buckeyes, Browns, Cavaliers, Blue Jackets, and Indians. If he is not spending time with his family or watching sports, he enjoys being outside and learning new skills.