Blake is currently the VP of Engineering at Techstars. Prior to his current role, he led the Techstars Cloud program in San Antonio as the Managing Director. Before joining Techstars, Blake was the Director of Next Generation Markets for Rackspace. He led the team focused on developing ZeroVM, an open source virtualization technology, after Rackspace acquired LiteStack, the company that created ZeroVM, where he was the Chief Operating Officer.
Blake spent several years helping to build the public clouds for both Rackspace and HP, serving in leadership roles in Product Management. While at Rackspace, he was part of the team that launched OpenStack, an open source cloud management platform. Blake also worked as the VP of R&D for Gandi Innovations, a startup that manufactured grand-format digital inkjet printers.
Blake also serves on several non-profit and for-profit boards and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Engineering.