Skip to main content

Gary Jacobs '79

Founder and Managing Director, Jacobs Investment Company LLC

Gary Jacobs '79

Gary Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs Investment Company. He is the chairman of Next Generation Technologies, and is a director of GEO2 Technologies, Bio2 Technologies, Motus GI Technologies, M.S.T – Medical Surgical Technologies, and DermTech International. He serves on the boards of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community Centers Association, and The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI).

Gary was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012, and currently serves on the Foundation’s Investment/Finance Committee. He is Regional Co-Chair for the Campaign for UC San Diego and also serves on the UC San Diego Social Sciences Dean’s Advisory’s Council and the Triton Athletics Board. He and his wife, Jerri-Ann, created the Gary and Jerri-Ann Graduate Fellowship in Social Sciences Endowment and the Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Chair in Social Sciences.

Gary received his bachelor’s degree in management science from UC San Diego.