Michael is the Founder and CEO of Comvest Partners. Michael chairs the Firm’s Executive Committee, which oversees firm-wide management and the strategic direction of the Firm. He is an investment committee member of all Comvest funds. He has played active board roles with many of Comvest’s noted investments, including Convey Solutions, Fastmed, Priority Payments, and US Pipe and is currently on the boards of Rugs USA and Systems Control. Michael co-founded Comvest Partners’ predecessor firm, Commonwealth Associates, in 1988. Under his direction, Commonwealth Associates 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. The foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children through delivery of high-quality early education, preserving our environment by protecting animals and conserving natural resources, and supporting many other community-based causes. The foundation also supports and funds nonprofit organizations responding to environmental emergencies that adversely affect families and negatively impact the environment. In addition to these endeavors, Mr. Falk has supported various causes at institutions of higher learning, including scholarships at Queens College and establishing a research laboratory in environmental exposomics—an assessment of the effects of environmental contaminants on human health—at Duke University’s 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.