Jake joined SPMB in 2014 as an analyst on Andy Price and Dave Mullarkey’s teams. Since late 2015, Jake has transitioned full time to SPMB’s CFO practice, working for Steve Popper. Before joining the firm, he worked on Southern Wine & Spirits’ COE team, performing business intelligence and analytics for large retailers. Jake is the oldest of 3 siblings and was born in San Diego and raised in Austin, TX where his parents still live. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business and Economics. He’s an avid Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans fan who enjoys going to games with friends and family. In his spare time, Jake enjoys playing all sports, exploring the outdoors, and trying new restaurants.
What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
For 3 summers, I worked on a ranch outside of Austin, TX. Herding cattle and driving tractors in 110 degree heat taught me the true meaning of a hard day’s work!
What sports star would you most like to meet?
Kobe. He’s been my idol since childhood and the passion and determination he brings to everything he does inspires me to this day.
What are your 3 favorite books?
The Breaks of the Game. The Best and the Brightest. Snow Crash
Where did you grow up?
Born in San Diego, but grew up in Austin, TX. Breakfast tacos, BBQ and queso run through my veins.