Jacob is Managing Director of PWJ Strategies, a firm providing product development, systems engineering, and business strategy consultation and support. In 2014 he founded the Venture Capital Analytics program for the Rockies Venture Club to leverage Kauffman Foundation research-based initiatives to improve investor activity, enhance due diligence processes, and to increase startup investment exposure for high potential candidates interested in the startup ecosystem.
Prior to PWJ Strategies, Jacob held integrated roles in the aerospace industry. While at the Johnson Space Center he led the facility infrastructure design and development as Chief Architect of the JSC Innovation Design Center, an initiative to accelerate the creation, transfer, and commercialization of technologies developed by the American space program.
As Regional Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Relations he connected entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors to corporate engineers where they received state funded engineering support through the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program. Jacob also supported the NASA Orion program where he performed product management, design, and manufacturing engineering roles. Jacob is also a co-founder and Vice President of Strategy of the UT Austin LEAD Advisory Board, former President of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Association, and former President of the Johnson Space Center Engineers Without Borders program.
He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin and is a LeaderShape graduate.