Blake Otté is the Co-Head of Sponsor Coverage within the Investment Banking group. Blake has over 17 years of experience in corporate financial services, investment banking, and private equity, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, equity and debt financings, and business development/deal origination. Blake focuses on middle market clients and is experienced in all phases of a transaction from origination and structuring through closing. She has successfully worked on and closed M&A and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries, both domestic and cross-border.

Prior to joining Stout, Blake headed business development and capital markets at AloStar Capital for the Northeast region. Prior to AloStar she was a Managing Director of Business Development and National Market Strategy at Salus Capital and a Vice President of Business Development at Faunus Group International, heading up business development for the New York and New England markets. Blake began her career in various roles at Morgan Stanley.