Blake Davis leaves Deloitte for Alvarez & Marsal Taxand
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, a founding member of the first global network of the world’s leading independent tax firms, announced that Blake Davis has joined the firm as managing director in San Francisco.
An experienced tax professional, Mr. Davis brings more than 18 years of tax experience advising multinational organizations on all aspects of their outbound and inbound international tax issues related to structuring new country investments, foreign tax credit planning, U.S. income tax deferral, mergers and acquisitions, and reporting. As a former Director within the International Tax Practice at Deloitte, he has extensive knowledge of domestic and international corporate taxation and partnership issues. He also advises clients on accounting for income taxes and other financial statement issues.
“As international tax coordination is top of mind for many organizations, we welcome Blake to our growing team on the West Coast,” said Robert N. Lowe, chief executive officer of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. “His significant knowledge of various industries as well as his experience advising multinational organizations for Big Four firms further strengthens our offerings.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Davis has advised private equity funds and organizations in many industries, including real estate, sustainable energy, hi-tech, financial services, e-commerce and consumer retail. Prior to joining A&M, he spent 12 years with Deloitte in San Francisco, and previously was with Arthur Andersen in San Francisco.
Mr. Davis earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Arizona. He earned a master’s of science degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has pursued further studies in accounting and international taxation. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Arizona and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).