Most recently Jacob served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, helping to build a new service line focused on early stage companies, “Scaling Up Start Up Nation.” Currently living in Kibbutz Hanaton, Israel, Jacob is also the Chairman of Jezreel Valley Winery, which he co-founded in 2011, and is the Chairman of Clipcall, a venture backed startup.
For the past 20 years Jacob has focused on the early stage tech sector as a serial entrepreneur, serving as CEO in many cases, including Ambient, Delta Three, NomadIQ, 2bAnwhere, DoubleFusion, and most recently Zula. Inc -- along the way creating over $1 Billion in shareholder value. In addition Jacob is active as an angel investor, advisor and board member to many companies.
Jacob has volunteered intensively in the public sector, including as founding board member of PresenTense (promoting social entrepreneurship), Digital Jerusalem, Aspen Institute Middle East Strategy Group, Breaking the Impasse (initiative of the World Economic Forum), and worked closely with two Mayors of Jerusalem on regional economic development.
Jacob has lectured at the Hebrew University and the Technion, as well as guest lectures in many other forums. In the past Jacob served on the World Jewish Congress executive, and as a Vice-Chair of the World Union of Jewish Students (while serving as President of the North American Jewish Student Network). Jacob received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from City University of New York, and was an Isaacs Scholar at Mansfield College, Oxford University. Jacob is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Jacob Ner-David is the life partner of Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David, together they are the parents of Michal, Adin, Meira, Hallel, Nachum, Mishael and Shefa.