John Rakowski

Managing Director

Experience: John served as Vice President at Carl Marks Advisory and Houlihan Lokey before joining Clearsight where he has contributed to M&A activity in the Compliance and Risk, Business Services, and IT Solutions verticals at a value of over $2 billion.

Education: MBA, Northwestern University–Kellogg Graduate School of Management; BS, University of Illinois

First Job: De-tasseling Corn

Hidden Talent: Homemade Pesto

What Moves Me: Connecting with people and discovering what drives them motivates me. Our clients are driven entrepreneurs who operate in a space that is still very much developing. Getting to work with those people and advise them on such major decisions in their lives and for their companies is a great honor. I’m proud of the impact Clearsight has made so far and look forward to how we will continue to grow.