Full Name
Jacob Markish
Job Title
Vice President, Strategy, Marketing & Corporate Development
Thales North America
Speaker Bio
Jacob Markish is the vice president of strategy and marketing for Thales North America. In his role, Mr. Markish formulates, coordinates, and helps to implement the North America growth roadmap of Thales Group, a leading global integrator of complex systems in aviation, space, defense and security. His responsibilities include identifying, assessing, and implementing the pursuit of a range of growth initiatives, from organic to inorganic, in support of the evolution of the Thales footprint in the US and Canada geographies, across all the Thales market verticals and key transverse topics such as digital innovation and AI.

Prior to joining Thales in 2017, Mr. Markish spent 14 years as a management consultant in the aerospace and defense sector with Renaissance Strategic Advisors as a Principal for the firm. He also served as a consultant with Charles River Associates. As a consultant, Mr. Markish led engagements in strategy, market assessments and merger and acquisition support for strategic and financial clients across a broad range of market segments and technologies, including commercial aviation, defense and space. His areas of focus included corporate planning under uncertainty; technology situational awareness; new venture investing by established players and new entrants; and the implications of commercial technology innovation dynamics on defense and national security markets.

Mr. Markish holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jacob Markish