Michael C. Jakob

Product Manager, Software Engineer, Language Lover & Chocolate Fanatic

About

I am a passionate Product Manager, Software-Engineer and Entrepreneur with an obsession about users needs, launching quickly, and executing relentlessly on learnings. And strategically: doing things sui generis — creating highly differentiated products and firms.
I am a graduate of ETH Zurich / (thesis at) 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 core product. I lead client developers, designers, and marketing to the transformation of agile sprints, daily stand-ups, and a user-centered way of working. Substantial experience in Pharma, Wealth Management and Digital.

I was previously an Product Manager (Internship) 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 clients in Switzerland.

In 2018, I founded and developed German equity-research platform alleaktien.de . I developed and lead the 18-month growth strategy and achieved consistent 7-10% week-over-week revenue growth. I also reduced the churn rate by 3X through radical product improvements, relentless focus on our users and a user-first 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 24 months (end of 2020), AlleAktien.de became of the most influental equity-research providers in Germany and grew to a team of 8.