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Blake Apel

Chairman of the Board

Blake Apel joined Dataprise’s Board of Directors in December 2019.  As a Partner at Trinity Hunt, Mr. Apel serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and leads investment evaluation activities in the IT Services industry.  Mr. Apel also sits on the Board of Directors of Improving, which provides outsourced custom software development services to Fortune 500 and mid-market clients across the US and Canada.  Blake currently sits on the Board of three additional Trinity Hunt portfolio companies.

Mr. Apel began his career at Trinity Hunt in 2007.  His responsibilities include deal sourcing, deal execution, and portfolio company growth initiatives.  Before joining the firm, Blake worked in management consulting at Bain & Company where he focused on corporate strategy, operations, and other value-creation projects.  Mr. Apel has investment experience in the IT services, legal services, and healthcare industries, among others.

Mr. Apel graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Economics, and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Elfman-Wareham Private Equity Fellowship.


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