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, where he spent five years acquiring and developing real estate and infrastructure on behalf of the firm. He is also a co-founder of Sovereign Cider, a farm-to-tap cidery producing premium hard ciders from 100% New York State apples, and a Board Director at Farm2Table Copackers in Kingston, NY.
In addition to NYFC, Jacob serves on the New York Advisory Council of the American Farmland Trust and the Selection Committee for Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator. 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.