Jacob Gray is the Senior Director for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. Jacob leads the impact investing initiatives at WSII, drawing from a career in impact investing and social enterprise that began in 1999.
He is the lead staff and member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Wharton Impact Investing Partners, a globally-recognized student-led impact investment organization. Under Jacob’s leadership, Wharton also co-produces the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) alongside MIINT founder Bridges Ventures. Jacob oversees WSII’s impact investing research and is an author of Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing, Wharton’s groundbreaking study.
Jacob was a co-founder and General Partner of Murex Investments, an impact VC fund managing funds for financial institutions and high net-worth individuals. He was also a co-founder of GoodCompany Group, an incubator for high-growth social enterprises, and IC Philly, the first regional chapter of Investor’s Circle, one of the largest and oldest national networks of angel investors and professional venture capitalists. Among other roles he has served on the board of a high-growth education technology company, and previously served as Treasurer and Interim CEO of a social enterprise serving hard to employ Philadelphians.
He earned his B.A. from Brown University, and joined the WSII team in July, 2012.