Jake Segal

Vice President, Head of Impact Advisory and Public Sector Practice

Office: San Francisco Year: 2014

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

Jake’s work is focused on building outcomes-focused partnerships—designing Pay for Success projects; creating public-sector Career Impact Bond funds; and building government systems of continuous improvement—between elected officials, policymakers, 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, including acting as a facilitator for the US National Advisory Board for Impact Investing and a lead author of the Board’s report, Private Capital for Public Good. 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.