Jake Segal

Jake Segal headshot

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Vice President, Head of Impact Advisory & Public Sector Practice

2014

  • Impact Advisory
  • Public Sector

Economic Mobility, Health, Homelessness

Jake Segal is a Vice President and Head of the Impact Advisory practice at Social Finance, including the firm’s public sector work.

Jake’s work is focused on building outcomes-focused partnerships—designing innovative, results-based contracting models; unlocking data for performance improvement; and creating public-sector recycling workforce funds—between elected officials, agency heads, civic leaders, community members, philanthropies, and service providers. His work at Social Finance focuses on the social determinants of health, behavioral health, criminal justice, and economic mobility. He’s particularly passionate about the potential of integrated data, the importance of more careful and longer-term accounting in the valuation of policy goals, and the promise of multi-jurisdictional partnerships to effectively invest in prevention. In addition to his work in communities, Jake also leads many of Social Finance’s field building efforts, including leadership development trainings, opinion pieces, and a book and podcast series (Workforce Realigned) with the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Jake also serves as a Commissioner on the California 100 Commission, a statewide initiative focused on developing a vision and strategy for California’s next century that is innovative, sustainable, and equitable.

Prior to Social Finance, Jake was a Case Team Leader with The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm, where he worked with a variety of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations focusing on health care and impact investing. Earlier in his career, he worked at BCG, where he focused on global health investment and planning.

Jake graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

I love getting to work with the most dynamic, innovative public leaders in America—to take new approaches to our thorniest problems.

Insights

California 100: Doing More Good, More Efficiently
Jake Segal announcemed as commissioner

California 100: Doing More Good, More Efficiently

The most effective institutions in the next century will draw on a smarter spending toolkit, drawing on deeper partnerships, more accountability, and better feedback mechanisms to do more good, more efficiently.

Jake Segal

Video: 2022 Behavioral Health Workforce Symposium
Jake Segal on Pay It Forward models title slide

Video: 2022 Behavioral Health Workforce Symposium

Social Finance Vice President and Head of Impact Advisory and Public Sector Practice Jake Segal spoke about possible solutions to the County of San Diego's behavioral health workforce shortage.

Jake Segal and San Diego Workforce Partnership