Our Team

Jesse Jacoby, Founder & Principal Consultant


Jesse Jacoby is a sought-after management consultant with extensive experience executing strategic initiatives and achieving business transformation goals. He and his team partner with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to deliver successful people and change strategies across a range of initiatives including technology deployments, cost-cutting, corporate restructuring, and process improvements. Jesse has led the development of three organizational tools: Change Accelerator, Savvy Transition, and TransformationReady. He is the publisher of Emergent Journal and the Emergent Insights newsletter.

Jesse spent nearly two decades in management and consulting roles, leading successful consulting engagements for Booz & Company, Accenture, and Right Management (Manpower). He has experience across multiple industries, including retail, automotive, financial services, healthcare, transportation, and energy. Jesse is adept at all organizational levels, and frequently engages with executives, directors, middle managers, and frontline employees.

Prior to his consulting career, Jesse served as Director of Marketing for COS, Inc. (now Pivot), a technology company providing information services to the scientific research community. His online product marketing strategies supported the company's growth through two rounds of venture funding, a five-fold expansion, and positioning of the company for acquisition.

Jesse holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an MS in Communications. He serves as Vice President of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council and is a former member of the Carey Business School’s Dean's Alumni Advisory Board. Jesse has contributed to a number of publications, including ProjectsAtWork, TechTarget, and Forrester. Originally from Pennsylvania, he and his family now call Denver home.

Visit Jesse on LinkedIn or contact him directly at jesse@emergentconsultants.com or 303-883-5941.

The Emergent Consulting Team


Emergent's highly-skilled team members have an average 10+ years of consulting and Fortune 500 experience, and hold advanced degrees. They are skilled in business transformation, organizational change, strategic communications, employee engagement, organizational development, and project management. Clients appreciate our team's ability to operate at both strategic and tacticical levels, providing coaching and advisement while also rolling up our sleeves to get the work done. Along the way, we pride ourselves on helping clients build their own internal change capabilities.