Jake is the CEO and Founder of Ten Years’ Time. He launched the firm following a career in New York with the foundation arm of the social-purpose business Peaceworks. Jake speaks regularly on panels and at conferences on the future of philanthropy and innovative grant-making.
In 2014, he was voted one of London’s ‘Most Influential People’, has a certificate in Global Health from Imperial College, London and worked in 2015 and 2016 as an e-tutor for the University of Cambridge on their Masters in Sustainability.
Jake previously co-founded the award-winning social enterprise, Future First, which builds alumni networks for over 10% of UK state schools and, thanks to support from the Open Society Foundations, is taking its model to partners in the US, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Rwanda.
In 2018 Jake co-founded the 2027 Coalition to support frontline workers from diverse, working-class communities into jobs and trustee roles in trusts and foundations. He spends most his free time trying to build a movement of philanthropists prepared to fight climate change.
If I had £500k... I would invest in re-training climate scientists as climate communicators in order to help them better translate their messages into individual lives and policy decisions.
How I joined Ten Years’ Time: I was a co-founder of the parent business, The Social Investment Consultancy. Rather than take a loan from the bank, I made money playing poker to float the organisation during its first year before quitting cards once we got our first full-time employee.
What gets me up in the morning: My two year old son, Stan. He shouts ‘is anybody there?’ at around six each morning.
Ask me about: Why philanthropy is broken and how to mend it, Pot Limit Omaha and why your lawyer, accountant and banker may not be on your side if you are trying to do good in the world.