Working in branch management for 22 years gives one perspective and understanding of not only the financial services industry, but also the qualities an investment advisor looks for in a firm when contemplating a change. Blake did just that in 2010 when he made the decision to open and manage the first branch office for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in the firm’s flagship St. Louis market, after a successful 27-year career at A.G. Edwards. As a regional manager for the Home Region, he is also responsible for developing the firm’s branch network in the greater St. Louis area.

When he is not working, Blake enjoys spending time with family – including his two grandkids, along with traveling, fitness, food, wine and playing golf.