Zachary Jacobson, Manager

Zach is a Manager at Axiom Consulting Partners. He brings to the firm six years of consulting experience from a variety of industries across the globe.

At Axiom, Zach helps clients define and achieve their business strategy through data analytics, business model and operating model design. He has a strong belief that research and data analytics are key factors in bringing forth better client solutions for accelerating their profitable growth. Zach enjoys translating complex business issues and advanced analytics into understandable and actionable insights to drive key decisions across the organization.

The complex challenges facing our clients intrigue me. Partnering with our clients to understand where their strategy is taking them and how they can achieve their goals is highly rewarding to me and my clients.

Experience

Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners, Zach had a two-year internship at a global immigration firm in their Finance and Accounting department. Working at this small start-up, Zach took on many responsibilities, including developing common practice processes. While reporting directly to the CEO, CFO and head of accounting he gained valuable insights into the “big picture” of business.

Zach’s career highlights include:

  • Business Transformation – analyzed current business operations and assessed future growth trends to advise on more effective optimization for twelve different business units in Latin America. Advised on strategic levers on plant operations, geographic footprint, staffing levels, product SKU mix, product line profitability, and geographic market segmentation to return the organization to profitability in two years.
  • Business Strategy – researched, identified, and recommended a strategic plan to diversify the operations and investment portfolio of a fossil fuel production organization, to clean and renewable energy with a goal of increasing total revenues to $1.3B.
  • Organization Design – developed a plan and strategy to consolidate global operations from five autonomous regions into one global structure across seven functions including Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Engineering, Innovation, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
  • Board member of a non-for-profit called The Chicago Quarter Fund. He is a key member in driving the strategic thinking to improve financial stability for their beneficiaries.

Zach is currently an MBA Candidate at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Business Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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