Blake Head

Blake Head

Managing Director, ESOP Advisory Group Head




Executive Summary

Mr. Head is a Managing Director at BDO Capital Advisors, LLC, and the leader of BDO Capital’s ESOP Advisory Services division. He has more than 15 years of corporate financial advisory experience. Mr. Head focuses on providing a variety of services to clients, including valuation analyses, review of strategic alternatives for owners considering an exit, raising capital from both non-traditional and traditional lenders, and advisory services related to the sale, merger and divestiture of privately-held companies. His experience lies in helping clients assess the feasibility of ESOPs and, thereafter, structuring, negotiating and executing successful sales to ESOPs.

Prior to joining BDO Capital Advisors, Mr. Head was a Partner at BDO USA, LLP and the National Group Leader for BDO USA’s People and Organization Strategy.  His group was comprised of ESOP Advisory Services, Executive Compensation Consulting and Workforce in Transactions practices. Mr. Head’s experience in compensation matters included 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. He has worked with both for-profit and tax-exempt entities. Mr. Head has consulted with a variety of manufacturing, construction, retail, technology, and oil and gas industry firms in the area of compensation and broad-based rewards. In addition, he has extensive experience in consulting on employee benefit plans. 

Professional Affiliations and Accreditations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant (State of CA)
General Securities Principal and Representative (Series 24, 63 and 79)
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants 
National Center for Employee Ownership
The ESOP Association


B.S., Accounting, University of Alabama