Jesse is a US-based tech entrepreneur specializing in helping B2B startups grow their business. Most of his work over the last ten years has been in Israel's tech sector, including two years as hired CEO of a VC-backed tech startup that he turned from the brink of closure to a profitable company. Today, Jesse continues to help Israeli and other tech startups grow their commercial operations and revenue in the US and other developed markets.
Outside of his primary occupation, Jesse utilizes his background in business and technology, as well as being fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, to increase economic development and binational cooperation between Israelis, Palestinian and the wider Middle East. He is motivated by a belief that mutually beneficial economic ties across the region will strengthen stability and coexistence. For several years, Jesse directed the Palestinian Internship Program (PIP), a groundbreaking social benefit corporation that arranges work placements for exceptional Palestinian graduates in the Israeli high-tech sector. Today, Jesse sits on PIP's Board of Directors. He is also a pro-bono advisor for Games for Peace, a tech non-profit that uses video games to foster dialog and trust between young people in conflict zones.
Jesse holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies & Arabic from Cambridge University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.