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Blake Head

Name: Blake Head
Company: BDO USA, LLP and BDO Capital Advisors, LLC
Title: Managing Director-ESOP Advisory Services Leader

p: 404-979-7122
f: 404-688-1075
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30309
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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).


B.S. in Accountancy, University of Alabama – Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Certified Public Accountant

FINRA Series 63 and 79

ESOP Association Member

National Center of Employee Ownership Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member

Member of the GA Society of CPA’s Young CPA Advisory Council

AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference Planning Committee (Former Member)

AICPA Employee Benefits Tax Technical Resource Panel (Former Member)

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