Jake Kaufman

As the Director of Strategy, Jake applies creative vision to define digital “moments” that help businesses align with, engage, and delight their prospective customers. He is the author of the ebook Say Interesting Stuff, and co-author of The Future of B2B Marketing in a Self-Driven World.

His talent mix

  • Inspiration
  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Strategy
  • Relationships
  • Blogging

jake’s growth path

Graduating from Freed-Hardeman University with a BA in Bible, Jake began his career as a youth and associate pastor. Following a short stint in West Virginia, he became the Director of Student Ministries at a large church in southeast Ohio. In this role, Jake oversaw growing middle school and high school programs, managed the communication & marketing strategy for the church, spoke at conferences and events throughout the northeast, and led an annual weekend conference drawing students from around the northeast.

During this time, he developed a passion for storytelling and thoughtful marketing. His blog connected him with opportunities to train and teach businesses, college students, and church leaders in creative marketing approaches. His freelance work earned spots for clients on ESPN.com, Inc.com, and the Art of Manliness.

In 2013, Jake joined Adept as the Director of Strategy. His work has delivered impressive results for Fortune 10 brands, Fortune 100 & 500 companies, and global non-profits.

in his downtime

In his free time, Jake enjoys hiking, skydiving, snowboarding, checking out live music, and generally taking on the world with his wife, Sara. His ideal place is in the hills of West Virginia, with a cold beer in hand.