Jake Schwartz

CEO & Co-Founder, General Assembly

Jake Schwartz is Co-Founder and CEO of General Assembly, where he is responsible for guiding the organization’s global growth and expansion. Under his leadership, General Assembly has scaled to 14 cities in less than four years, and has helped more than 70,000 students create opportunities through educational programming in technology, business and design. General Assembly was recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world.

Prior to founding General Assembly, Jake worked for Associated Partners, a multi-stage private equity firm focused on telecommunications, media, and technology co-funded by Liberty Media and Goldman Sachs. He has a BA from Yale University, and earned an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School.