Experienced professional strengthens investment team and helps accelerate firm’s growth plans
July 29, 2019 – Park City, UT. Bestige Holdings, a private investment firm focused on building and developing a portfolio of long-term equity investments in high potential businesses, has hired Blake Boardman as Vice President to further advance the firm’s investment and operational activities.
Mr. Boardman joins Bestige following the completion of his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he dual-majored in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He brings with him a breadth of experience both in advising and investing in large and mid-sized businesses across a variety of sectors. As a core member of the investment team, Mr. Boardman will be deeply involved in sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and executing new equity investments, as well as working with management teams to create value and improve operations at portfolio companies.
“Our success is deeply rooted in the quality of our people. Blake embodies our core values and brings the key strategic and operational capabilities and prowess we need to serve our portfolio companies and grow our business,” said Nathan Richey, Managing Partner at Bestige. “He’s an amazing addition to our team, and we’re honored to have him on board.”
Prior to working at Bestige, Mr. Boardman was a Senior Associate at Dallas-based private equity firm Insight Equity, where he made investments in underperforming industrial and manufacturing businesses. In addition to developing his transactional experience, he gained valuable operational experience as he helped manage businesses through major operational turnarounds. Mr. Boardman began his career as an investment banker in New York, where he arranged debt financing and provided mergers and acquisitions advisory for mega-fund private equity sponsors.