Jake has over a decade of experience building innovative software products and has held a variety of technical and operating roles. He joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on early stage investments in Big Data, cloud computing, SaaS, and storage technologies. He is part of the team responsible for Accel's Big Data Fund.
Prior to Accel, Jake was Director of Product Management at Splunk where he was responsible for Splunk's user interface and user experience as well as Splunk's Big Data strategy. Previously, he worked at Cloudera where he helped the founding team tackle a broad array of sales, marketing, and product issues. Earlier in his career, Jake was a member of Lockheed Martin's Engineering Leadership Development Program and held several roles ranging from software development to business strategy and M&A.
Jake holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering, and Economics from Duke University, an M.S.E in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.