Outsell Inc. Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson

Consulting Partner & Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community


Andy is responsible for providing consulting services to Outsell clients. He brings 30 years of experience as a seasoned operating executive and private equity professional, with a focus on information, data analytics, software, media and business services sectors. Andy began his career as a journalist and founded several companies, including a subscription-based regulatory information company, a media/trade show division of The Washington Post Company, and a small business investment company (SBIC) fund. He has guided numerous companies in their analysis and understanding of product line profitability (including the creation of dashboard monitoring mechanisms) and the resultant actionable decisions related to acquisitions, divestitures, product launches and product shutdowns.


  • Business Operations
  • Capital Formation/Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Profitability Strategy
  • Build vs Buy Strategy
  • Divestitures
  • Regulatory
  • Extensive board experience


Andy received his B.A. in Public Policy Studies/Communications and Political Science from Duke University.  He participated in the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Executive Education, Challenge of Transformational Leadership Course.


  • Vector Capital
  • MCG Capital
  • Post-Newsweek Tech Media Group
  • Business Research Publications
  • McGraw-Hill


Linkedin: Andy Jacobson

Email: aJacobson@outsellinc.com

Phone: +1 (650) 342-6060

More About Andrew

Activities Outside of Work

Andy is an accomplished jazz pianist and has gigged professionally for many years around the Washington, DC, area – when time permits.

Music I Listen To

Jazz, from 1940 to the present, from Charlie Parker to Snarky Puppy.

First Car

1972 VW bus – yeah, it was used to cart around the equipment for the college rock band.

Favorite Books

Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie or Umberto Eco.

Best Vacation

Cycling the West Coast of Ireland.