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Jake Segal

Jake Segal

Jesse Melgar

Jake Segal is Social Finance’s vice president for advisory services, and leads the organization’s California office. 

Social Finance is a national impact finance and advisory nonprofit. Its Public Sector Advisory Practice works within government funding and procurement structures to implement innovative, data-driven practices that deliver better results. In the past decade, Social Finance has worked with more than 65 governments at the state, county, and city level to create partnerships that mobilized over $225 million to help more than 35,000 individuals realize improved outcomes in education, economic mobility, health, and housing.

Jake’s work is focused on building outcomes-focused partnerships—designing Pay for Success projects; creating public-sector Career Impact Bond funds; and building government systems of continuous improvement—between elected officials, policymakers, civic leaders, community members, philanthropies, and service providers. His work at Social Finance focuses on the social determinants of health, behavioral health, criminal justice, and economic mobility. He’s particularly passionate about the potential of integrated data, the importance of more careful and longer-term accounting in the valuation of policy goals, and the promise of multi-jurisdictional partnerships to effectively invest in prevention

In addition to his work in communities, Jake also leads many of Social Finance’s field building efforts, including leadership development trainings, opinion pieces, and a recent book and podcast series (Workforce Realigned) with the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia. 

Prior to joining Social Finance in 2014, Jake worked for The Bridgespan Group and the Boston Consulting Group.