Brady Ware Business Valuation Team Welcomes New Director
(Atlanta, GA) – Brady Ware & Company is pleased to announce that Michael Blake has joined the firm as a Director and shareholder in the Atlanta office. He will focus on providing valuation services.
Mike specializes in the valuation of intellectual property-driven firms, such as software firms, aerospace firms and professional services firms, most frequently in the capacity as a transaction advisor, helping clients obtain great outcomes from complex transaction opportunities. Additionally, he is a specialist in the appraisal of intellectual properties as stand-alone assets, such as software, trade secrets, and patents.
Mike has been a full-time business appraiser for 13 years with public accounting firms, boutique business appraisal firms, and an owner of his own firm. Prior to that, he spent 8 years in venture capital and investment banking, including transactions in the U.S., Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Mike is very active in the Atlanta startup community. He is the co-founder of StartupLounge, a nonprofit that supports early stage technology entrepreneurs and investors. Mike teaches the financial modeling module in Technology Association of Georgia’s annual CapVenture program, and he has coached 6 teams to victory in various business plan competitions for a total of $350,000 in prize money and another entrepreneur received funding through ABC’s Shark Tank.
“I am delighted to join Brady Ware’s team. My beliefs in integrity, caring for others, teamwork, and accountability match well with Brady Ware’s. The firm provides a great platform for continuing to deliver innovative, client focused, valuation services to our clients along with a full portfolio of tax and financial advisory services designed to help them reach their objectives. I look forward to working with my new partners and colleagues to continue to produce great financial outcomes for our clients facing critical strategic challenges,” said Mike.
“Mike brings relevant experience to Brady Ware including several years of running his own valuation firm which will blend into our firm,” stated Brian Carr, co-CEO of Brady Ware. “His record of achievements developing advanced valuation services will be instrumental in helping us achieve our ambitious growth plans for our valuation practice and continue to provide exceptional services to our clients.”
Mike holds his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and his MBA from Georgetown University. He was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2009, and is a graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014. He is Treasurer of Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, the largest nonprofit mental healthcare organization in the state. Mike is also a semiprofessional musician, playing keyboards and vocals for a classic rock cover band.
About Brady Ware & Company
Brady Ware & Company is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Midwest, with over 145 team members operating from offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; and Richmond, Indiana. For over 65 years, Brady Ware has combined unparalleled tax, audit and advisory expertise with industry-specific knowledge to develop custom financial solutions for clients. Services include strategic planning, international tax consulting, financial and estate planning, business valuation and litigation support, merger and acquisition assistance, and more.