Blake Warner founded Silicon Valley Partners in 2009 with more than 16 years of investment banking experience, advising media and technology companies. Mr. Warner offers a combination of extensive capital raising and strategic advisory experience with a deep understanding of the Digital Media, Digital Marketing Services and Digital Infrastructure sectors. He has led more than 100 engagements for more than 81 companies, including Netflix, TiVo, aQuantive, and Internet Brands.
Prior to founding Silicon Valley Partners, Mr. Warner was a Managing Director and Co-head of the Software, Media and Telecommunications group at Thomas Weisel Partners, a San Francisco-based investment bank specializing in growth companies. He was responsible for re-building one of the leading Internet & Digital Media franchises in the wake of the Internet/Technology bubble bursting. He originated and executed a broad range of investment banking transactions, including public and private equity offerings and M&A advisory assignments. Prior to joining TWP, Mr. Warner spent five years at Bank of America specializing in structured finance in the Entertainment, Media & Gaming practice.
Mr. Warner earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Business Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He serves as the Chairman of the Governance Council for Everest Public High School (a newly-founded charter school) and as Board Member of The Summit Institute in Redwood City, California, an educational non-profit organization. Mr. Warner is married, has three children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.