As Investment Manager, Jacob leads the investment process for the Catalyzer Fund, from deal sourcing to due diligence, deal structuring and preparation for the fund's investment committee. Jacob also helped define the strategy and structure of the Catalyzer Fund, Alterna's first impact investment fund aimed at tackling the missing middle financing gap for early stage social enterprises in Guatemala. Formerly a member of Alterna's cultivation team, he works to integrate Alterna's business services platform with its fund, to reduce due diligence costs, time and risk via an innovative investment process tailored to traditionally excluded investment opportunities.
Jacob graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government, and spent several years in strategy consulting for Global 500 financial services institutions prior to joining Alterna. Outside the office, Jacob enjoys spending time in nature, watching and playing sports, and exploring new places and cuisines.
Fun Fact: He investigated murders and other serious crimes at the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service, surveying crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, serving subpoenas, and meeting with clients in jail.