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Jacob is Partner & Director of Geopolitical Analysis at Cognitive Investments, where he integrates geopolitics directly into CI’s investment strategies. In addition to his research duties, he authors the “Global Situation Report,” a weekly intelligence brief on the world’s most important developments, and hosts the podcast series, "Cognitive Dissidents“, which features interviews with a diverse array of foreign policy, technology, and global business experts.

He is also the Founder and Chief Strategist of Perch Perspectives, a business and political risk consulting firm that works directly with a group of select clients, helping to identify and plan for key global risks to their supply chains.

Previously, Jacob was Director of Analysis at Geopolitical Futures (GPF), which he co-founded with strategist George Friedman. Before GPF, Jacob was Director of the Operations Center at Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm.

He received a Master’s Degree with distinction from Oxford University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in Near Eastern Studies.

Jacob is an expert connoisseur of cheeseburgers and when he doesn’t have his head buried in a book, you can find him at a random pick-up basketball game somewhere in New Orleans doing his best Larry Bird impersonation.