Blake joined NEA in 2014 as an Associate on the Med Team. Prior to joining NEA, Blake was a member of Ares Management’s Private Equity Group, focused on investments in healthcare and natural resources. Blake was also previously a member of the Investment Banking Group at Moelis & Company, where he was engaged in various M&A transactions across healthcare and media, including the sale of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals’ Interventional Biopsy Division, the sale of On Assignment’s Nurse Travel Staffing Division and the acquisition of Aspire Media by F+W Media. Blake’s previous work experience also includes the Equity Research Group at Barclays Capital, where he covered the hardline retail sector, encompassing the consumer electronics, home improvement and furnishing, auto parts, office supply and fitness sub-sectors.
Blake graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S in economics with concentrations in Finance, Real Estate and Management.