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Blake Nielsen

Managing Director


Blake is one of the Co-Founders of Black Iron Advisers. Prior to BIA, Blake was a Senior Vice President at W.G. Nielsen & Co. where he spent 14 years assisting in all facets of mergers & acquisitions advisory. While at W.G. Nielsen, he led transactions with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $500 million. His practice at W.G. Nielsen & Co. was focused on Logistics, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Automotive related transactions. He led sell-side transactions for companies such as the third largest keg leasing company in the world, franchises like SealMaster, and one of the largest hurricane protection hardware distributers in the United States.

Blake was also one of the founders of Io Triumphe Capital, a firm founded to purchase and provide growth capital to small and mid-market companies.

Blake was previously named one of Denver's Top "40 Under 40" business leaders by the Denver Business Journal. Blake holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Occidental College and a masters in Finance from the University of Denver.

Blake is a past member of the Board of Advisors for The Bridge Project and was one of the founders of the Los Conucos Scholarship Fund.


FINRA – Series 7 Registered General Securities Representative
FINRA – Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Principal

Fun Facts:

Blake is one of the owners of a western belt buckle manufacturing company (

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