Prior to running eBay’s global classifieds portfolio Jacob worked for John Donahoe leading the Strategy and Ventures group where he identified future trends, developed eBay’s strategy while seeding and starting new ventures. Jacob and his team launched eBay’s mobile efforts among other things.
Jacob has also served as the CFO of eBay Europe and the Vice president of Expansion and Operations of the Corporate New Business Venture group. In that capacity, he oversaw eight M&A deals including the acquisitions of Skype and Shopping.com.
Prior to joining eBay in 2002, Jacob was a successful Entrepreneur in London. He also worked in Investment Banking doing M&A and was a Management Consultant.
Jacob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School as well as an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.