CEO, Blackford Ventures, LLC
With over 25 years of experience in leading growing and profitable businesses in the private sector and 8 years as a Pennsylvania State Senator, including his Chairmanship of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, Mike Brubaker is a forward-thinking community and business leader. His proven skills revolve around building effective networks and focused coalitions. Throughout his career, Mike has driven meaningful changes in business and politics on the local, national and global levels.
Since 2015, Mike Brubaker has served as Chief Executive Officer of Blackford Ventures, LLC. Based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Blackford Ventures is a private equity and real estate investment firm that invests in innovative ventures. Among Blackford’s primary areas of focus are investments in the acquisition of growing businesses, commercial, industrial and residential real estate, offering finance options that monetize assets and offering private funds for successful PPP projects. (Public Private Partnerships). As the leader of Blackford’s investment strategy, Mike Brubaker has built an impressive network of professionals who keep Blackford Ventures Deal Flow very aggressive.
Pennsylvania State Senator in the 36th senatorial seat, 2006-2014
Prior to launching Blackford Ventures, Mike Brubaker served as a Pennsylvania State Senator in the 36th senatorial seat from 2006-2014. In his eight years as state Senator, Mike Brubaker served as Chairman of a number of committees, including Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the appropriations committee, which had considerable oversight of the Commonwealth’s $30 billion dollar annual budget. Additionally, he served as a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the Legislative Hunger Caucus, the International Commerce Caucus, and as Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. As a result of his tireless work as an advocate for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania, Mike Brubaker was unanimously elected as a delegate to the 2012 Republican Presidential Convention in Tampa, Florida and won reelection to a second term in the Senate without any opposition from either party in the primary or the general election.