Michael is Chairman, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Comvest Partners. Michael chairs Comvest’s Executive Committee, which oversees firm-wide management and the strategic direction of the firm. He is a member of both Comvest’s equity and lending investment committees. Under Michael’s leadership, Comvest has grown to manage three distinct middle market investment strategies with over $3 billion in assets under management and 75 full time professionals. He has played active board roles with many of Comvest’s noted investments. Michael co-founded Comvest Partners’ predecessor firm, Commonwealth Associates, in 1988. Under his direction, Commonwealth led equity or equity related investment transactions to finance operations, acquisitions and/or restructuring of more than 100 technology, healthcare and service-related lower middle market businesses. While focused on middle market businesses, Michael’s experience has been broad based and multi-faceted. He has launched two successful investment businesses by focusing on building great teams of investment professionals and utilizing insights gained from close relationships with operational executives to improve and grow businesses.
Michael is Co-Trustee of the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation which supports children, the environment and the arts. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment.
Michael received a B.A. in Economics from Queens College and has pursued further education through Stanford University’s Executive Program for small businesses and Harvard Business School’s CEO program.