Blake Jorgensen joined Yahoo! in June 2007 and is the chief financial officer and a member of Yahoo!'s executive team. Jorgensen is responsible for overseeing the company's finance, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) groups and plays an important role in determining the company's business strategy.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Jorgensen was the chief operating officer, co-director of investment banking, and a member of the Executive Committee at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. During this time, he managed all aspects of the publicly traded investment bank and the firm's relationships with key investors and managed several strategic alliances with international partners.
Prior to Thomas Weisel Partners, Jorgensen was a managing director and principal at the corporate finance department of Montgomery Securities, where he oversaw the integration of Montgomery Securities into NationsBank and Bank America. He also worked as an independent management consultant to global corporations and has held strategic planning and consulting positions with MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates.
Jorgensen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.