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- Education -
- graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Pomona College
- MBA from The Fuqua School of Business
- MPP in international development from the Sanford School of Public Policy
- Jake grew up in Hawaii. So yes, he believes spam is a deeply misunderstood food.
Jake is a Principal with Sovereign’s Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in faith driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and the U.S. Prior to Sovereign’s he was in operational and advisory roles spanning start-ups to public companies.
As AVP of Bank of Hawaii, Jake oversaw sales, operations, customer engagement, and marketing for a regional team, with a focus on providing advice and growth capital to local entrepreneurs. He spent four years as an independent consultant, delivering strategy and operations advisory services to start-ups and small companies in the U.S. and Africa. Clients included a distributed solar energy company in Tanzania, a technology commercialization firm in North Carolina, and an innovative credit union with offices across the U.S. As Lead Associate in the Strategic Innovation Group of consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, Jake launched and managed a SaaS cybersecurity risk product for large IT organizations, and led business development for energy offerings in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also helped to stand up the Internet of Things (IoT) division, which developed and delivered IoT products and services to Fortune 100 clients.
Jake lives with his wife Lauren and his twins (a daughter and son) in Washington, D.C., where he is a board member of Little Lights Urban Ministries and Trinity Fellows Academy.