As the CEO of SheerID, Inc., Jake has advanced the company to its position as the proven leader and pioneer of instant, seamless eligibility verification and omnichannel customer validation services. He spends much of his time and energy on the strategic direction, growth and development of SheerID. When he is not concentrating on channel expansion, strategic partnerships, and product strategy, Jake is consistently pushing to achieve company milestones ahead of time and under budget.
During his 15 years prior to co-founding SheerID, Jake focused his career on fostering entrepreneurship and economic growth in the small business sector. He traveled the world teaching business and marketing planning to small business leaders, enterprise organizations, consultants, NGOs and government agencies. Jake co-authored the province of Alberta, Canada’s Tourism Marketing education program, developed Pearson Education’s Business Feasibility Analysis software and established their Integrated Marketing Communications software curricula. While serving as an executive for a leading software company Jake worked with global powerhouses including Intel, Avaya, and SAP to develop and implement strategic planning that generated explosive growth in their reseller and partner sales channels.
Jake is a devoted husband and father with three young 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.