Lynn Blake

Principal – CFO Practice
Minneapolis

Lynn brings over 25 years of leadership experience in finance, accounting, and operations roles for companies spanning a variety of industries, with a majority of her experience in global manufacturing. Lynn has broad experience with companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500 and has been a CFO at multiple public and private equity-owned companies. Her CFO experience includes a management buyout, a public company sale to a strategic acquiror, significant restructuring including both acquisitions and divestitures, an initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent capital raise through a secondary offering process. Lynn has helped companies achieve financial and operational health by identifying risks, establishing business processes and internal controls, improving financial reporting and analysis, and enhancing communications with boards, investors, and other key stakeholders. She is passionate about assisting companies experiencing transformational changes such as rapid growth, M&A, strategic alternatives evaluation, and preparation for an IPO, company sale, or other liquidity event. She loves working with CEOs and management teams to drive these changes, as well as building and leading the finance and accounting teams that support them.