Team bios

Eric Jacobs

Board Advisor

Eric is currently the Finance Planning and Analysis Lead for the Lane Division of Scandinavian Tobacco Group. He was also a former Director of Finance for Graphic Packaging International. He has over 25 years of financial advisory and public accounting experience with prestigious firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, KPMG, and The North Highland Company. He has analyzed and sourced multi-million-dollar investments in small, public, and private companies for Roswell Capital Partners, a $100 million debt fund. In this role, he managed due diligence from deal origination through funding, including evaluating business models, industries, and revenue forecasts, performing financial and valuation analyses, interviewing customers, and presenting deal recommendations to senior partners. He also screened investment opportunities and structured deal terms.

Previously, Eric worked in middle and lower middle market investment banking with various firms including BCA where he was involved in M&A, private capital raises, business valuations, and other strategic financial advisory assignments for companies across a range of industries including healthcare, business services, software, defense, and manufacturing. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Eric performed audit and tax work for middle market firms in the Midwest and provided performance improvement consulting services to Fortune 500 companies.

Eric holds a BA in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Georgetown University. Eric enjoys running and traveling as well as studying foreign languages.