Chief Financial Officer

Blake Billman

Blake Billman

Blake Billman is our chief financial officer (get it? Bill-man…) and a graduate of the University of Texas. Before joining the leadership of Backwoods in 2019, Blake worked for nine years at a multinational investment group advising families and companies. A Fort Worth, Texas native, Blake is most often found out on the water sailing – where he competes semi-professionally – and taking his family around the world on adventures to places like Lebanon, Turks and Caicos, Europe, Mexico and others.


Q&A with Blake

If you didn’t have to work, what would your perfect day look like? A workshop to fix up old cars, furniture, boats, etc.
Where do you want to visit most? Mountaineering; climb Denali or something in South America (I have never been south of the equator). Water; The Exumas, Croatia, and the Seychelles, Maldives & Socotra in the Indian Ocean.
Biggest adventure you’ve taken? My Marriage (awwwww)
How many countries have you visited? Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, England, France, Germany, Austria and Lebanon
What’s the most important piece of gear you pack in your backpack? Mid-layer insulation: Arc’Teryx jacket


Blake works at our head office to keep the lights on and manage the money.


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