Jake is a co-founder of SheerID, the first online shopping cart platform to provide instant and seamless group verification. As CEO, Jake spends much of his time and energy on the overall vision and direction of SheerID. When he is not concentrating on company culture, channel expansion, and strategic partnerships Jake is consistently pushing to reach company milestones ahead of time and under budget.
For more than 15 years, Jake has focused his career on entrepreneurship and small business growth. He has traveled the world to teach business and marketing planning to small businesses, consultants, large enterprises, universities, and government organizations. He co-authored the province of Alberta, Canada’s Tourism Marketing education program, developed Pearson Education’s Business Feasibility Analysis software and Integrated Marketing Communications program. While serving in an executive level position for a leading software manufacturer he worked with companies including Intel, Avaya, and SAP to achieve explosive growth in their reseller and partner sales channels.
Jake has three sons, including identical twins. A fearless backcountry skier, bat-out-of-hell mountain biker, global trekker, and rare car collector and aficionado, Jake doesn’t do anything part way, and is one of those people who seems to have 28-hour days and 8-day weeks.