Managing Partner, Pelion Ventures

Blake is a farm boy from Idaho. He started his career with WordPerfect Corporation in 1989 living in both New York City and Seattle before settling in Utah to work at the corporate headquarters. His experience at WordPerfect included sales, marketing, product management and global channel development.

In 1994 Novell acquired WordPerfect, and Blake continued his career with Novell as vice president of corporate development. In 2002 Blake left Novell to create what has become Pelion Venture Partners. The firm manages over $1 billion in capital. Blake has been involved at the board level with both public and private companies.