Blake Small


Blake Small completed his master of science in finance degree in 2021 at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. During his tenure at Simon, Blake stood out as a selected member of the school’s venture fund, where he played a crucial role in conducting comprehensive due diligence on seed-stage companies. His assessments were being leveraged in determining the fund’s investment decisions, ranging from $25,000 to $50,000.

Before his time at the Simon Business School, Blake gained hands-on experience at Landmark Management, a distinguished $3 billion AUM multifamily office in New York. In this role, he engaged directly with private equity fund managers, evaluating investment opportunities for Landmark. Blake’s responsibilities included in-depth analysis and the creation of comprehensive reports that assessed the merits and risks associated with investing in specific fund managers.

Currently, Blake is supporting companies in the specialty finance and sustainability (ESG) sectors. His focus revolves around assisting these businesses in securing additional financing, whether through debt or equity capital.

Beyond the world of finance, Blake finds enjoyment in supporting San Francisco Bay Area sports teams, showcasing his musical talents by creating electronic music beats, and engaging in active pursuits such as playing pickleball, squash, and bowling.

Blake holds his Series 79 and 63 licenses.

Blake can be reached via email at