Jacob Grall is a Managing Director with Novo Advisors. His specialties include liquidity and working capital management, financial planning, financial process improvement, and project management. With a technical expertise grounded in accounting, financial modeling, and corporate finance, Jacob has helped numerous businesses to achieve their operational and financial goals.
Jacob had worked across a variety of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, healthcare, and professional services. His expertise includes the development of financial and cash flow projections, multi-level profitability analyses, key performance analyses, and other analyses to assist companies in their operations and communications with stakeholders. He is valued by clients for his ability to develop dynamic, real-time analyses and clearly communicate results to management, employees and stakeholders.
During his tenure with Novo Advisors:
- Jacob served as the interim controller for a $175 million commercial cleaning business, during which time he implemented standardized financial controls and reporting across multiple divisions and developed a refined model for pricing new business.
- As financial advisor for a $100 million private equity backed healthcare staffing company, Jacob assisted in the development an integration plan for the Company’s 75+ recent location acquisitions and developed a financial reporting framework for future acquisitions.
- As financial advisor for a $400 million fully-cooked protein processor, Jacob developed zero-based financial projections and authored a feasibility report for the launch and 5-year outlook of a new, 100 million pound processing subsidiary. The business was successful in raising ~$30M in real estate and USDA financing for this venture.
- As financial advisor for a $1 billion industrial packing manufacturer, Jacob developed a model for customer and SKU level profitability and prepared pricing studies across multiple divisions and plant locations. With these analyses, he worked with sales leads to develop optimal pricing targets and go-to-market strategies for price increases.
Prior to joining Novo Advisors, Jacob worked in taxation with RSM across their private equity and not-for-profit practices.
Jacob holds a B.S. of Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a certified public accountant in Illinois and an active member of the local chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and Secured Finance Network.