Joe Jacobson is a seasoned financial executive with over thirty years of progressive responsibility in both public and private technology-based manufacturing companies. As a CFO, Finance Director, and Controller, he has been responsible for both internal and external financial reporting, tax compliance, cost accounting, inventory control, establishment of accounting policies and procedures, and development of financial models and business plans. In addition, Joe has experience in managing operations, supply chains, customer service, human resources, and IT.
Early in his career with Motorola and ON Semiconductor, Joe spent six years working in Asia as a Factory Controller and Director of Finance for Asia Manufacturing. More recently, he has been working with private equity backed manufacturing companies in CFO, COO, and CEO roles focusing on margin improvement through value added analysis on manufacturing variations, product and customer profitability, and inventory management. During this time, he was a key player in the successful sale of three companies and the refinancing of $20M in debt resulting in $1M in annual interest savings. Through past assignments, Joe has built, developed, managed, and mentored finance teams in organizations ranging from pre-revenue startups to billion-dollar multinational companies.
Joe holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BSBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University.