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.

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