Managing Shareholder AT Meester & Company, Inc.
Blake Meester is a business professional with more than 15 years of advisory experience. He is the managing shareholder of Meester & Company, Inc., a business advisory firm that provides tax, accounting, and consulting services to small/medium-sized businesses and their owners. As head of the firm's strategy and growth initiatives, Blake firmly believes in using technology to help clients succeed in today's competitive marketplace.
Under his leadership, Meester & Company has undergone a significant transformation — from a traditional compliance tax model burdened with too many clients, subpar prices, and excessive hours — to a modern, boutique, advisory-focused firm.
One of Blake's pivotal initiatives was the productization of services that are standardized internally with a custom feel to clients. This not only improved efficiency but also allowed for upfront pricing and laying out of expectation for engagements which has enhanced client communication and service quality. Today, Blake continues to spearhead improvements, constantly seeking ways to further innovate and refine the firm's practices.
In addition to his responsibilities at Meester & Company, Blake spends time as an advisor and investor in several small businesses, a group of lease financing funds, and as the general partner in multiple real estate holding companies. His keen insights have led to significant improvement in the governance, finance and investor relations functions. He has served as an officer and board member for both for profit and non-profit organizations.
Prior to dedicating his full-time efforts to the business world, Blake worked in fire and emergency medical services organizations as a Firefighter and EMT, an unconventional path to firm leadership that highlights his adaptability and commitment.
Blake holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the WP Carry School of Business at Arizona State University, where he also earned a certificate in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Blake is an Enrolled Agent who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.
Outside of his professional life, Blake is a dedicated husband and father of two. He relishes in the outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, golfing, or mountain biking, and takes to the skies as a private pilot. He resides in Chico, CA.