- Meet the Team
- Meet the Board
Co-Founder, Financial Advisor and Board Member. Jake’s full time job since 2010 has been CFO of One Acre Fund, a social enterprise that has grown during that time from 12,500 clients in 2 countries in East Africa to over 300,000 clients across 6 countries, growing from $4 million a year in revenue to over $50 million a year.
Jake graduated from University of Virginia's School of Engineering in 2005 with a BS in Systems and Information Engineering. After three years as a Systems and Finance Associate at the Nonprofit Finance Fund, he went to Columbia Business School; graduated in 2010 and has lived and work in Kenya and East Africa for over 5 years.
Michael co-founded Yum in 2012 and has been active in his role as board member since then. In addition to serving on Yum’s board, Michael has been working for One Acre Fund, a social enterprise in Kenya since 2010. Michael works in One Acre Fund’s New Country Expansion Department, which researches and establishes business units in new markets. In three years, this department has established 4 programs in new markets; Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Myanmar.
Previously Michael established One Acre Fund’s Product Development Department, which designed and tested new products to sell and distribute through One Acre Fund’s network. Michael built a team of 30 people and managed a budget of $3 million per year.