Paul S. Jacobs - "Jake"

Dr. Paul S. Jacobs founded Jake Technologies after his experience leading several companies through the emergence of the internet.    A computer scientist trained in artificial intelligence, Paul has a passion for turning innovative software into practical solutions.   Between 1995 and 2002, he served as CEO of IsoQuest, vice president of e-commerce for SRA (which acquired IsoQuest), president of AnswerLogic, and chief technology officer of Primus Knowledge Solutions (which acquired AnswerLogic).   In all of these jobs, he helped create, position, and launch new products and business offerings, as he leveraged his deep technical background and business acumen.

Paul Jacobs started his career with nine years with General Electric Corporate R&D, where he excelled as a computer scientist and learned the art of technology transfer.    He was the author of over 50 published articles in artificial intelligence and natural language processing while working to create applications with GE businesses such as aircraft engines, aerospace, financial services (now GE Capital), and information services.   He is known as a leader in applied artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology, and has served on the executive committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics.    During his time with GE, he also served as a principal investigator under the government's Tipster program, which earned a "hammer" award for reinventing government.

Prior to joining GE, Paul earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard and his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

An accomplished runner, skier, and endurance athlete who twice won the Golden Gate Marathon and has completed the Hawaii Ironman triathlon, Paul now uses his drive, practical nature and technical expertise to help other companies achieve the kind of success he has enjoyed with technology transfer throughout his career.