Jake comes from an engineering background, studying to Masters level at Oxford University and has since spent over 20 years creating novel high-technology niche products and then finding, creating and winning global markets for them.
Upon completing a PhD in ultrasonics at Imperial College London, Jake joined startup Permasense Ltd as employee number one in 2009. Taking on various roles of increasing responsibility around customer support, business development, marketing and product management whilst also securing an MBA from The Open University. At Permasense, he oversaw substantial growth in capability, revenue and profit before selling the business to Emerson Electric in 2016.
Jake then led the successful integration of the acquisition into the acquirer, continuing to drive substantial growth. He later oversaw further business unit integration and product portfolio improvement projects within Emerson.
Jake joined CoolLED as Managing Director in September 2023.