President, Board of Directors
Blake Darcy has spent most of his career on Wall Street. He founded the online brokerage firm DLJDirect in 1987 and led the firm as its CEO from 1987 through 2001. During this time, he launched online brokerage joint ventures in Japan and in Hong Kong, while also launching a stand-alone online firm in the UK. In the late 1990’s, Mr. Blake formed a technology firm, iNautix, to provide Internet solutions to other financial services firms. As part of this venture, he formed an offshore facility in India, which now has over 4,000 employees. He took DLJDirect public in 1999 as one of the largest internet IPOs in NYSE history.
In 2008, Mr. Darcy co-founded an online money management firm, Formula Investing, with value investor Joel Greenblatt. Formula Investing created a series of mutual funds and investment strategies for individuals and institutions. The firm is now known as Gotham Asset Management and manages billions in assets through private investment vehicles and institutional class mutual funds.
Mr. Darcy graduated cum laude from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY with a degree in Government. He currently serves on six boards, including Aquifer. He is on the board of three start-up firms: Quantopian, a Boston-based crowd sourced hedge fund; CarNow, a Hanover, NH-based firm developing innovative chat solutions for the automotive industry; and Trading Ticket, a NYC-based financial services technology firm. He also serves as treasurer and board member to the Upper Valley Humane Society, and recently joined the board of Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH. Mr. Darcy lives in the Upper Valley with his wife and three children.