McKinsey & Company
Jake’s client service and research focus on improving the performance of education institutions and systems with a particular emphasis on improving access persistence and learning outcomes for historically disadvantaged and underserved students. Over the course of his career he has worked with over 300 education organizations in 35 countries and 30 US states including many of the leading public and private universities school districts technology companies non-profit organizations philanthropists and investors. Prior to returning to McKinsey in 2013 Jake served as a program officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he launched and led an investment portfolio in their US education division. He began his career as a middle school teacher first in Yokohama and later in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor’s from Harvard College and lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids.