Jack DiFranco

Managing Director

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Jack DiFranco is the founder and Managing Director of BeaconView Advisors, LLC and BeaconView Capital.  With over 30 years of M&A and transaction experience, Jack has assisted clients with acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and management buyouts.  He has also served as financial advisor on financing transactions for senior debt, subordinated debt, and private equity.  Throughout his career, Jack has served privately held business owners, publicly traded companies, and private equity firms.  He has advised on transactions in a wide range of industries including automotive, building products, industrial equipment, food processing, IT services, health care, business services, software, distribution, television & radio, education, insurance, and retail.

Prior to founding BeaconView, Jack led the Detroit practice for KPMG Corporate Finance LLC.  He also served as the National Managing Principal for the Corporate Finance, Transaction Advisory, and Private Equity Services Groups at Grant Thornton LLP.  Preceding his experience at Grant Thornton, Jack founded and was the Managing Director of the Investment Banking Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc.  Earlier in his career, Jack was a member of the Investment Banking Groups at First of Michigan Corporation and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.

Jack holds an M.B.A. degree (finance and corporate strategy) from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree in finance from Oakland University. Jack is a registered representative of StillPoint Capital, holding his Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), 24 (General Securities Principal), 79 (Investment Banking Representative), and 82 (Private Securities Offering Representative) registrations.  He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Michigan.