Mark M. Jacobs
Mark Jacobs is a committed board-level leader who offers extensive experience resolving a wide-range of business challenges. His unique qualifications to add value as a member of the Board of Directors is accentuated by a distinct career as one of the youngest CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, driving change during turbulent market conditions.
In addition to his corporate board service, Mark served as Board Chair for KIPP Houston Public Schools, a network of high performing charter schools serving 9,500 economically disadvantaged children and Reaching Higher Iowa, a non-profit organization he founded.
Over the course of his career, Mark has also collaborated with and advised Board of Directors of public and privately-held corporations, championing new ideas and initiatives to deliver stakeholder value.
Mark has a keen intellect and a distinguished ability to remain unflappable under pressure. His leadership and communication style are characterized by an honest, direct, and pragmatic approach which earns trust and creates consensus among stakeholders with diverse interests.