Jacob started his career as a management consultant at Softbank. He worked for various government and commercial banks in Korea as a corporate strategy and acquisition specialist before joining Korea Investment Holdings, the largest non-banking financial holdings company in Korea. During his 10-year tenure at KIH, he served as CEO of KIARA Advisors Pte. Ltd., the alternative investment arm of KIH based in Singapore, managing multiple hedge funds and a private equity fund covering the Asian market.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and a M.B.A. from Booth Business School, University of Chicago. He is a CFA charter holder.