Jake has spent his career combining insight into systems with practical ways to unlock human potential within organizations. As the co-founder of Mandala Consulting, he worked with C-suite executives of some of the world’s most innovative companies and non-profits (Zappos, Mosaic Solar, Wikimedia, CHOICE Humanitarian) to understand their talents and challenges, and bring greater clarity to the way they lead, manage and create solutions.
As an Investment Associate at the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, he taught, researched and built trading systems based on a systemic understanding of macroeconomics, and delivered strategic advice to clients including governments and national social security funds.
Jake developed executive experience and an understanding of network management as part of the leadership of the international non-profit Slow Money, focused on creating and nurturing a network of decentralized investment vehicles to support local economies, overseeing the deployment of $30 million across 36 cities.
These days, Jake focuses on the human scale of change, coaching executives on how to make the most of their talents by bringing the many parts of their personalities into greater coordination, and leading workshops on group leadership, authentic relating and effective communication.
Jake graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in public policy and a minor in philosophy. He lives with his wife in Boulder Colorado, where he enjoys wandering the mountains, meditating, and hanging out with fellow leadership development nerds.