Gateway Venture Mentoring Service

Les Block

Les Block, CPA, MBA is a semi-retired Tax Partner with Brown Smith Wallace, CPAs in St. Louis.  Semi-retired in that he is still actively transitioning his clients that rely on his advice and experience.  He has been with Brown Smith Wallace for 24 years and has years of experience advising individuals, startups, and mature businesses on various types of transactions.  Les is best known for his tax knowledge, as the go-to-person for analytical and problem solving skills, and as an advisor that provides clients “financial peace of mind.”

In addition to his professional activities, Les is actively involved with charities, currently serving on the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Planned Giving Committee and the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) – Finance Committee.  He also mentors MBA students at Washington University.