|Columbia University, Electrical Engineering|
Steve Jacobs serves as the Chief Information Officer of Gilt Groupe, where he is responsible for overseeing the companyâ€™s technology organization and strategy. Steve joined Gilt Groupe in August 2009 to build out the data engineering team, after which he quickly rose to the CIO position in July 2010.
Prior to Gilt Groupe, Steve headed up the High Performance Computing group at Merrill Lynch, where he managed globally distributed teams that were focused on maximizing grid efficiency for the many thousands of servers used for pricing and risk calculations. Before entering financial services, Steve was the CTO of Poindexter Systems, an online ad personalization and targeting company. In his five years there, Steve was responsible for development, architecture and operations.
Steve holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University and currently serves as a mentor for NYCSeed, an early-stage New York City investment fund.