Jake is Partner in McKinsey’s Education Practice, where his client service and research focus on improving learning and life outcomes. Over the course of his career, he has worked with over 350 education organizations in 40 countries and 30 US states, including many leading public and private universities, school districts, technology companies, not-for-profit organizations, philanthropists, and investors. Prior to returning to McKinsey in 2013, Jake served as a program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He began his career as a middle school teacher, first in Yokohama, Japan and later in Los Angeles, California. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids.