Jacob founded Dirt Capital Partners in 2013 as a platform to channel private investment in support of farmland access, conservation and long-term land security for sustainable farmers in the Northeast.
Previously, Jacob was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in Asia, where he spent five years acquiring and developing real estate and infrastructure on behalf of the firm. He is also a co-founder of Empire Cider Company and a Board Director at The Farm Bridge, a for-profit food hub in Kingston, NY.
Jacob presently serves on the Board of the National Young Farmers Coalition and on the New York Advisory Council of the American Farmland Trust. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Williams College, where as an alumnus he helped initiate the College’s sustainable food and agriculture program on campus.