Jacob is President at Javelin Strategy & Research and a member of Escalent’s senior leadership team. He is responsible for Javelin’s overall strategy, vision, growth and product development efforts. An experienced fintech executive and thought leader, Jacob advises clients on emerging technologies and business strategies related to digital banking, payments and fraud & security.
Most recently, Jacob was Vice President of Global Solution Marketing and Head of Analyst Relations at FIS, where he was responsible for marketing strategy efforts across all business units and solutions. Jacob also brings extensive expertise in the banking research and consulting field, having spent over 10 years as a Research Director at Celent.
Jacob has been widely quoted in the press, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, and Financial Post. He is a sought-after speaker and has presented at numerous industry and corporate conferences, including Money20/20, Finovate, Digital Banking, NACHA Payments, and the Association for Financial Professionals.
Jacob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from McGill University.