Team

At Blazer Capital Management we take great pride in our team approach and our ability to contribute to our clients’ overall success. Over 50 years experience guides our advice and decision-making expertise.

Please click on the links below to meet some of our team members.

NICK RAVELLA Prior to joining Blazer Investment Advisors, Nick served as an Investment Research Analyst at Private Wealth Advisors, Inc. He currently sits on the Duquesne University M.B.A. Alumni Advisory Board. Nick holds a B.A. in History from John Carroll University and a M.B.A. from Duquesne University.

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RODERICK DANLEY Roderick “Dodge” Danley has over 10 years of experience working directly with professional athletes in a number of capacities and is intimately involved in all aspects of client service. Dodge is dedicated to making the BCM ship sail smoothly.

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L. MARTIN BLAZER Mr. Blazer is the founder and principal owner of Blazer Capital Management, LLC. Prior to founding BCM, Mr. Blazer was First Vice President with Smith Barney for over 12 years. His practice has focused on the unique needs and requirements of professional athletes and entertainers. Martin and his team have developed a significant network of contacts among players, coaches, agents, front office employees, and other stakeholders and service providers that enable him to provide highly customized and efficient financial services. Mr. Blazer graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied Industrial Management, Finance, and Economics. He and his family reside in Pittsburgh.

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ROB WILSON Rob’s primary focus is to grow the BCM brand in the athlete and entertainer market. Prior to joining BCM, Rob was a financial advisor at Smith Barney. He also brings experience from Merrill Lynch and National City where he worked in the investment banking division.

Rob received his degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Always active in the community, Rob serves on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Program to Aid Citizens Enterprise (PACE), Northside Urban Pathways Charter School, and the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Authority for Improvements in Municipalities. 

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R. HAGEN STARZ Mr. Starz is a principal of BCM. He is the founding member of R. Hagen Starz and Associates, LLC a law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Starz worked at several large and midsize law firms as well as various start up companies in the finance and mortgage banking sectors where he performed legal , strategic planning and business development duties.

Mr. Starz is a graduate of Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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MICHAEL DOLAN Mr. Dolan is a co-founder and partner in BCM where he drives the investment process of the company's private equity transactions

Aside from his duties at BCM, Mr. Dolan is the Vice President of Voyager Group, a private equity holding company where his main focus includes new business development and managing Voyager Jet Center, a world-class Argus Platinum executive aircraft management and charter service provider within Voyager Group's operations.

Mr. Dolan is also the founder and President of Smithfield Street Productions, a film, television and commercial production company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Prior investments include involvement with the blockbuster hit The Passion of the Christ (2004).

Mr. Dolan is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing and minor in Business Law.

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BEN BARTON Mr. Barton is also a partner in BCM, specializing in the company’s professional athlete relationship management. He is also a real estate investor with Turtle Vacations, showcasing a Caribbean portfolio.

Mr. Barton is also actively involved with Smithfield Street Productions, a film, television and commercial production company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barton is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Legal Studies. He is a sixth generation Pittsburgher with many family ties to the region.

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