Jeff Hakala, CPA, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Investment Officer

Jeffrey A. Hakala is a co-founder of the firm.  Jeff and his brother Jerry, also a co-founder, developed the “Quality and Value” investment philosophy utilized by the firm today.

Prior to forming Clarkston, Jeff served as a portfolio manager for Seger-Elvekrog, Inc. and Investment Counsel, Inc.  Jeff served as a member of the Audit and Advisory Services Group of Arthur Andersen, LLP prior to his roles in portfolio management.  In addition, Jeff has held other roles as an associate adjunct professor for studies in financial statement analysis and as a seminar leader.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.