Jacob is a solid addition to the Viking team. Jacob works out of the Tampa Office serving in a key role by providing transactional support to Viking M&A transaction teams throughout Florida. A Florida native born and raised in Parkland, FL, Jacob is a graduate of Florida State University and holds two degrees, including a bachelor’s degree in finance, as well as a master’s degree in finance with a specialization in real estate. As an undergraduate, Jacob held leadership positions within the FSU Real Estate Society where he first found his passion for the transaction industry. While completing his undergraduate degree, Jacob was elected President of a National Registered Student Body Organization where he represented over 250 scholars. While completing his master’s degree, Jacob was a Graduate Teaching Assistant working in the finance department under renowned business faculty.
Jacob began his career in the finance and real estate industry for JLL in Florida. There, he assisted in facilitating brokerage activity, conducting market research, targeting prospective clients, and producing marketing content. Through this experience, Jacob fell in love with the rich history, and ever-changing economic and geographic markets. After graduation, Jacob went on to enhance his professional career working with a Fortune 500 building materials and supplies company, where he marketed the company’s services to account executives of national builders throughout the West Florida region.
As a long-time employee within the service industry and son of an entrepreneur and owner operator of a successful metro area optometry practice, Jacob understands the personal sacrifice, operational focus and relational investments that business owners personally make for their staff and clients.
On a personal note, Jacob enjoys fishing, diving, hunting, and spending time with family in the Florida Keys.