Blake Head, Member of, Shares Valuable Information With the ESOP Business Community is always thrilled to celebrate those that strive for excellence in their delivery of ESOP advisory services. We would like to announce that Blake Head of BDO USA, LLP and BDO Capital Advisors, LLP has updated his profile within, delivering valuable information about himself and his services to ESOP companies through our platform.

About Blake Head

Blake Head is a managing director and leader of BDO's ESOP Advisory Services practice and also works with the Corporate Finance affiliate, BDO Capital Advisors, LLC. He has more than 14 years of corporate financial advisory experience and has provided services to clients for a variety of purposes, including valuation analyses for leveraged and unleveraged employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); review of strategic alternatives for owners considering an exit; and advisory services related to the sale, merger, and divestiture of privately-held companies.

Blake also leads the firm's People and Organizational Strategy Group, which is comprised of Global Employer Service's Compensation Consulting, Workforce in Transactions, and ESOP Advisory practices. This Group assists clients with lifecycle events such as succession planning, acquisitions, divestitures, right-sizing or restructuring by bringing strategic people and organizational challenges to the forefront. 

Blake has experience in compensation matters, including benchmarking and surveying projects; design and implementation of performance management review systems; and the design and implementation of performance incentive plans for executive, non-executive, and sales employees. Blake has worked with both for-profit and tax-exempt entities. He has consulted with a variety of manufacturing, retail, technology, and oil and gas industry firms in the area of compensation and broad-based rewards.

In addition, Blake has extensive experience in auditing and consulting on qualified retirement plans. His background includes public company audits and 404 work, auditing qualified retirement plans, internal control reviews, and preparation and review of Form 5310, 5330, and 5500 and Summary Annual Reports (SARs).


BDO delivers assurance, tax, and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. They offer numerous industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting our clients' needs. They currently serve more than 400 publicly traded domestic and international clients.

Reaction from the community

Jack Veale, founder of, said, "It's always a pleasure to watch the careers of ESOP lawyers and advisors advance to help the ESOP community as a whole. I want to congratulate Blake for his ongoing excellence in helping ESOP businesses make positive, pro-growth decisions for their future."

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