Outsell Inc. Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson

Consulting Partner & Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community


Andrew Jacobson is responsible for providing consulting services to Outsell clients and chairing several of Outsell’s Leadership Councils. He brings 30+ years of experience as an 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 actively advises numerous Outsell clients and Leadership Community members on matters of strategy, governance, product line profitability, growth and market expansion.


  • Business Operations
  • Capital Formation/Finance
  • Corporate & Non-profit Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Profitability Strategy
  • Build vs Buy Strategy
  • Divestitures
  • Strategy Planning
  • 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

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.