Jacob Ringer

Chicago, IL

Jacob Ringer has worked both in and around Chicago Government for his entire career.  Most recently, Jacob was Community Development Manager at mHUB, a non-profit manufacturing incubator focused on creating the conditions for physical product innovation to thrive.  Jacob played an integral role in more than doubling membership during his tenure there.  Prior to joining mHUB, Jacob worked for three years at the law firm of Reyes Kurson (RK) as Senior Director where he focused on Chicago-based consulting and strategy for companies ranging from start-ups and non-profits to Fortune 500 sized companies. Prior to joining RK, Jacob was the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer in the Office of the Mayor at the City of Chicago.  In that role he drove high impact projects in finance, pension reform legislation, public-private partnerships, municipal marketing, municipal bonds and public policy.  He also helped deliver over $250 million in new revenues to the City through innovative partnerships and coordinated the first of its kind biannual Municipal CFO Forum conferences.

Outside of work, Jacob volunteers as President of the Lincoln Park Auxiliary Board, raising over $500,000 in two years to support state-of-the-art animal care, worldwide conservation, wide-ranging education programs and keeping the zoo free for all.  Jacob is also on the Board of Directors for Center for Economic Progress, an organization to help working families improve their financial stability through tax preparation and financial services. He also advises several other non-profits including The Night Ministry and Rags of Honor.  Jacob has recently declared his intention to run for Alderman of the 43rd Ward of Chicago, spurred by his passion for the City of Chicago and helping the community.

Jacob received both his Bachelor of Science in Management and Masters of Finance degrees from A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.  Jacob lives in Chicago with his wife and two young sons.