Michael C. Jakob

Product Manager, Software Engineer, Language Lover & Chocolate Fanatic

About

I am a passionate Product Manager and Entrepreneur with an obsession about users needs, launching quickly, and executing relentlessly on learnings.
I am a graduate of ETH Zurich / Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Management / B.S. in Computer Science. I am particularly passionate about the intersection of business and technology, and hope to pursue a career that bridges the gap between product management, software engineering, and social impact. You can usually find me at a coffee shop in Boston with a chocolate chip cookie in one hand and a latte in the other. Let's talk!

Experience

As a Management Consultant at McKinsey&Company , I lead a team of clients and consultants to increase traffic conversion rate (traffic to customer) by 2X for a major TelCo in Switzerland, through various A/B tests and improving our product. I also lead client developers, designers, and marketing to the transformation of agile sprints, daily stand-ups, and a user-centered way of working.

I was previously an Associate Product Manager at UBS Switzerland for 6 months in 2016. I helped set the strategy for a video advisory system to connect wealthy clients with their UBS relationship manager over a high-quality, highly secure video channel. After managing the proof-of-concept, I persuaded UBS management to roll-out this new advisory channel to all clients in Switzerland.

In 2018, I co-founded and developed German equity-research platform alleaktien.de . I developed and lead the 18-month growth strategy and achieved consistent 7% week-on-week revenue growth throughout. I also reduced the churn rate by 3X (from 24% to 8%) through radical product improvements and optimizzed pricing strategy. The original MVP was developed and launched by me within 7 days from scratch, attracting over 50’000 users in first month.

Within 12 months after the Android OS launch, I developed and launched King of Math . King of Math was the first math app in the Google Play Store and the first app ever to gamify mathematics. With more than 5'000'000 users to date, it is the most loved math app in the world.