Ronald E. Blaylock

Company: Blaylock & Company Inc. Position: Founder, Chairman and CEO Industry: Financial Services Country: United States

Ronald E. Blaylock is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Blaylock & Company, a full service investment banking firm headquartered in New York City with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. Over the past decade, the firm has consistently been ranked among the top 20 investment banking firms in the United States for underwriting corporate debt securities.

In 2005, Blaylock & Company was ranked the number one minority investment banking firm in the U.S. as reported by Securities Data Inc., distinguishing itself by underwriting over $150 billion of securities in that year. Notably, also in 2005, Blaylock & Company served as a lead manager on a $1.6 billion bond financing for General Electric, and, in its equity capital markets business, as a Co-Manager on Google's $4 billion secondary offering.

Over the past 10 years, Blaylock & Company has also consistently ranked as the number 1 or 2 minority investment banking firm by Black Enterprise Magazine. Since the firm's inception in 1993, Mr. Blaylock has received numerous industry awards and has served as a frequent guest on CNBC's Squawk Box and Closing Bell and Bloomberg TV's Morning Call.

Before launching Blaylock & Company in 1993, Ronald Blaylock held senior management positions with Paine Webber and CitiGroup. During his 20-plus year career on Wall Street, Mr. Blaylock has worked with a broad range of corporate clients, including General Electric Company, Verizon, AT&T, Google, CIT, Chubb, UPS and Time Warner.

Mr. Blaylock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Georgetown University and holds and Master of Business Administration degree from New York University's Stern School of Business in Finance. He currently serves as a Director of two corporate boards-Radio One, Inc. and W.R. Berkley Insurance Companies. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University, Carnegie Hall and Prep for Prep. Previously, he served on the Board of the American Ballet Theatre. He also formerly served on the board of Georgetown University, and was a member of Georgetown's 1982 Final Four Basketball Team. Mr. Blaylock enjoys golf and reading American History. He is married, has three children and resides in New York City.

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