As the CFO of Evolution Capital Partners, Jeff Mihalek is an integral member of the Leadership Team and Investment Committee. With over 20 years in the accounting and finance fields, Jeff understands how to optimize capital and securely establish a foundation of best accounting practices and standards to help companies position themselves for future growth. He dedicates himself to ensuring all of Evolution’s partner companies have the proper accounting and financial reporting tools in place. His knowledge of compliance standards, policies and procedures, and financial data/reporting provides a level of experience and knowledge that founders trust.
Before joining the Evolution Capital Partners team, Jeff was the Director of Accounting of a well-established family office in the Cleveland area. Prior to that Jeff worked as the Controller and Chief Compliance Officer of Cuyahoga Capital Partners (acquired by Private Advisors, LLC) where he led accounting and financial reporting functions for the specialized private equity fund of funds. Jeff also served as a Senior Accountant for Key Principal Partners, the private investment arm of KeyBank, which focused on direct mezzanine and private equity fund investments. As a Senior Corporate Auditor for Citizens Financial Group, he identified risks and recommended control enhancements to improve operational efficiencies and adhere to regulatory and compliance standards. Jeff launched his career at Arthur Andersen LLP as an External Auditor in the Financial Services and Asset Management Group where he focused primarily on private fund engagements. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University. He is an active member of AICPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jeff and his wife call Cleveland home with their three kids. When he is not at work, you will find Jeff on the field or the court, where he volunteers as a youth sports coach in his community.