Conference 2017 Speaker

 

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Blake J. Stanfill

Blake J. Stanfill

Advisor
Trepwise

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Blake J. Stanfill is an Advisor at trepwise with broad experience at the intersection of the public and private sector, boasting a career in economic development, education and financial risk management, as well as startup growth strategy and analysis. Drawing from his varied perspective, Blake is dedicated to helping trepwise clients think outside-the-box and craft custom solutions for the problems businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies face.

Prior to trepwise, Blake co-founded an fintech startup, LendStand, which provides working capital solutions to underserved businesses working on public contracts. Before that, he worked in education management at the Louisiana Department of Education and the Orleans Parish School Board. He was also a Mayoral Fellow with the City of New Orleans, where he played an integral role in the formation of the City’s public-private economic development partnership, the New Orleans Business Alliance. Blake began his professional career as a teacher and administrator at St. Augustine High School, a historic New Orleans high school.Blake earned his B.A. from Duke University, a Master of Finance from Tulane University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.