Michael is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Comvest Partners. He has led Comvest’s development and growth since its inception in 2000 into a leading North American private equity and credit investment firm. Comvest today manages more than $9.5 billion of assets, providing tailored investment solutions across the capital structure to support the growth of middle-market companies in a broad range of industries of Firm expertise.
Michael chairs Comvest’s Operating Committee, which oversees the management and business strategy of the Firm. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the investment committees for Comvest’s private equity, direct lending and special opportunities strategies. In addition, Michael has assumed active board roles in many notable private equity portfolio company investments over Comvest’s nearly 25-year history.
Prior to founding Comvest, Michael co-founded its predecessor company, Commonwealth Associates, a leading merchant and investment bank. Under his direction, Commonwealth Associates invested and arranged over $1 billion of equity to finance the operations, acquisitions and/or restructuring of more than 100 technology, healthcare, and services-related lower-middle-market businesses.
Outside of Comvest, Michael is an active philanthropist. He is Co-Trustee of The Michael and Annie Falk Foundation, which is dedicated to high-impact community service and philanthropic work in early childhood education and environmental preservation. Michael’s educational causes also include institutions of higher learning; he has supported scholarships at Queens College and the establishment of a research laboratory in environmental exposomics at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Michael received a B.A. in Economics from Queens College and executive education through programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.