Blake Oliver

Blake Oliver

Biography

Updated January 15, 2018

Blake Oliver is an entrepreneur, accountant, writer, and speaker who specializes in cloud accounting technology.

In 2016 and 2017, Blake was named a “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor.

He is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for FloQast and the author of Own Your Close, a newsletter for accountants leveraging cloud technology to make their jobs more strategic and impactful.

In 2012, Blake founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping service with a mission to disrupt the business models of traditional CPA firms and freelance bookkeepers.

The firm was an early adopter of cloud accounting apps such as Xero, Bill.com, and Expensify, which enabled hist staff and clients to collaborate 100% remotely. Within three years, Cloudsourced Accounting was a team of twelve serving approximately 200 customers spread across the United States. HPC, formerly Harshman Phillips & Company, acquired Cloudsourced Accounting in 2015. (HPC itself was acquired by Top 50 firm Aprio in 2018.)

After taking time off to finish his CPA exams, Blake joined Armanino LLP, the largest California-based accounting and consulting firm, where he worked as a Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting team.

Blake holds a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and an Accounting Certificate from UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, son, and Jack Russell terrier.