Marty Blake was part of the team that helped open Crestmark’s doors in 1996.
Prior to joining Crestmark, Marty worked at Michigan National Bank, where he rose through the ranks during his 13 years with the company. Some of his accomplishments there included, among other things, developing and managing a highly successful private banking group for some of Michigan’s most affluent entrepreneurs, and creating and integrating a delivery system for investment, credit, trust, financial planning, and cash management services. As a relationship officer, he also managed a diversified middle market loan portfolio that exceeded $100 million.
Following his tenure at Michigan National Bank, Marty joined River Capital, an investment banking firm, as managing director of lending services. In that position, he was responsible for restructuring debt and equity for companies in transition.
In addition to his career with Crestmark Bank, Marty has been active as a financial consultant to numerous private companies, and founded and co-managed a real estate investment/development company. His entrepreneurial background strongly influences his financial style, giving him the ability to relate to clients both as a banker, and as a business owner and investor.
Marty earned both a bachelor’s degree in construction management and an MBA in finance from Michigan State University. He has served on the board of the local chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, as a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Commercial Finance Association, and the Macomb/Oakland University Business Incubator.