Stephan Jacob


Before Cotopaxi, he was founder/CEO of venture funded Kembrel (acquired 2013). Stephan previously worked for McKinsey as a strategy consultant and as a software developer for Bunge US. As an advocate for an Indonesian Anti-Child Labor NGO, Stephan helped to return over 700 children from fishing platforms, factories, mills & prostitution back to their homes and schools.

He holds an MBA from the The Wharton School (UPenn), an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute (UPenn) and a Master in Information Systems from the University of Mannheim & the University of South Australia.

Stephan has adventured, lived and worked in 30+ countries, kayaked from Cuba to Florida & climbed hundreds of peaks while serving in the German military.