R.J. Blake, President and CEO, Blake Willson Group, LLC


CEO

Mr. Blake is the President, CEO, and founder of the Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG). As the founder of BWG, he has led the company from a one-man band to becoming one of the fastest-growing small businesses in America.

The heart and soul of Blake Willson Group were derived from Mr. Blake’s upbringing as an underprivileged youth – where he developed an entrepreneurial spirit by 8 years of age flipping anything he could get his hands on for a profit; followed by his leadership endeavors in the United States Army’s 10th Mountain (Light Infantry) Division, where he conducted counter-insurgency efforts as a team leader during combat deployments.

Those experiences harnessed the power and confidence in the concepts of personal accountability, pulling oneself up by the bootstrap, perseverance, and Servant Leadership – all of which drove the vision to start Blake Willson Group, a company committed to serving others; others being both customers and BWG team members alike.

Mr. Blake has been honored with numerous accolades and business achievements from a 40 under 40 leadership award in the Greater Washington area, being ranked in the top of Inc 5000, Vet 100, and other veteran-owned business awards, but his most proud achievements to date are the ability to serve others through volunteering and other philanthropic efforts. Mr. Blake supports American Heart Association, Operation Restored Warrior, and various at-risk youth programs. Mr. Blake currently serves as a Regional President for Reuniting After War, a non-profit committed to reuniting combat veterans.