Encore Renewable Energy has deepened its management team with the addition of Blake Sturcke who has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer. Blake entered the renewable energy industry in 2010 when he co-founded Turning Earth, a leading clean energy company within the organics recycling and waste-to-energy sector. Earlier in his career, Blake worked for 15 years for leading global investment banks as a capital markets and corporate finance banker to high-growth companies in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Blake began his career at Morgan Stanley where he held a succession of positions, including leadership roles in the firm’s Investment Banking Division in New York, Hong Kong and India. Blake is a member of the Advisory Board of 118 Capital, a New York-based impact investing organization catalyzing economic, social and environmental impact in the Americas. He also serves 118 Capital as a Program Mentor to 118’s principal investment efforts.
Blake received his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1998, where he graduated as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Blake earned his BA in Economics from Bucknell University in 1993. He later co-founded the Bucknell Finance Network in 2007. Blake has guest lectured and spoken on topics including clean energy, financing green technologies, entrepreneurship, corporate development, sustainable management, and corporate finance at a number of academic institutions including Bucknell, Columbia, Yale, UVM and Villanova as well as at industry forums and conferences.