Blake is currently the COO at Walkthrough. Prior to his current role, he was the VP of Product & Engineering at Techstars and 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.