Jacob Gottlieb was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York with his younger brothers. His parents emigrated to the United States from Poland during the 1960’s. His father was Max Gottlieb PhD and an economics professor in New York. His mother was Dr. Helena Gottlieb and worked as a pediatrician. Jacob Gottlieb was fascinated by medicine and economics because of his parents careers.
Jacob Gottlieb has since earned his M.D., PRMIA and CFA. He studied economics in Providence, Rhode Island at the Brown University and earned his B.A. He graduated from the University Medical School in New York magna cum laude. This is where he earned his M.D. His internship was in internal medicine at New York City’s St. Vincent’s Hospital. He eventually left the medical field because he was fascinated with the stock market.
Jacob Gottlieb went to work for Visium Asset Management, LLC as the Chief Investment Officer and managing partner after he founded the company in 2005. Prior to establishing Visium he was one of the founding members for Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. He additionally worked in London for Merlin Financial as an investment portfolio manager where he thrived. He rounded out his career when he was engaged at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. as a buy-side analyst.
Jacob Gottlieb is an avid fan of baseball. During his youth he traded baseball cards and worked as a trader for the cards. His collection included many of the full teams including the Yankees. His expertise was revealed when he was only in the 7th grade. He entered a contest where he picked stocks. His ability to choose the winning stocks impressed his father who arranged for him to have an investment trading account. His entrepreneurial experience began at a local golf course when he sold beverages to the players. He purchased what he needed at the grocery store and pulled a cart behind him so he could supply thirsty golfers with drinks.
Jacob Gottlieb is extremely active with several nonprofit organizations. He works with homeless children at the Covenant House. He additionally helps the charity Robin Hood fight poverty in New York City and donates his time to Math for America as well.
Covenant House is incredibly important to the homeless youths. Their Outreach Program ensures they will find any kids unable to get to them. Teams from Covenant House Outreach visit the schools, search through the most desolate of streets and make crucial connections within the community. They take the time necessary to get to know these homeless kids, make sure they understand Covenant House will be there for them if needed and ensure they have something to eat and will not go hungry. A lot of the kids coming to Covenant House need immediate attention because they have come from highly stressful situations. The Crisis Care program was created to address the needs of the homeless youths including nourishing meals, hot showers, a safe bed, clean clothes and medical care. They heal the body first and then they can heal the youth.