Board Member and Co-Founder
Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Originally from Decatur, Illinois, Jesse earned a B.A. from Yale University, where he played linebacker and double-majored in economics (distinction) and political science (distinction).
Jesse planned to serve his country as an officer in the Marine Corps upon graduating from Yale, but those plans were derailed by an injury he sustained while making a tackle during the 2010 Harvard-Yale football game. Unable to serve in the Marines, Jesse co-founded the Warrior-Scholar Project with two of his Yale classmates, Chris Howell and Nick Rugoff, in order to serve those serving in the military in his place.
Jesse has also worked as a contractor overseeing engineering and construction projects in Afghanistan's Kunar Province and as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department in Chicago, IL. Jesse is a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently serves as an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.