Cofounder/Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon and Founder/CEO of Groundswell
Jake is a Marine Corps combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan and the author of Once a Warrior.
Over the past two decades Jake has navigated the world’s most complex environments, whether disaster zones, humanitarian crises, battlefields, or start-up boardrooms. His organization, Team Rubicon, has become one of the fastest growing nonprofits in America and is celebrated for its unique culture, innovation, and impact. Jake founded Groundswell in 2021 in order to empower a new generation of modern philanthropists with the tools they need to make the most impact. They believe innovation will drive the change needed in the world. Groundswell is designed to shift giving from the 1% to the 99% and is a movement meant to maximize everyone’s ability to impact the world.
Wood is a sought-after speaker on topics of leadership, organizational culture, and crisis management.