Michael Jakolat

VC/PE Advisor

Michael Jakolat is the founder and CEO of The BeaconView Group, Inc, a boutique business advisory group. He founded the group in 2006 after nearly 20 years of business experience starting with Ernst Young followed by world-wide operational and  responsibilities in Fortune 500 companies. The BeaconView Group focuses on building enterprise value in both startups and established companies in a number of industries—most recently in healthcare, marketing services, and automotive—working with private owners and equity sponsors across the country.


Michael Jakolat earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from Central Michigan University. Then, he received an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a CPA and an award-winning Certified Turnaround Professional. He is also very active in Central Michigan University’s Entrepreneurship program since 2008.