CEO and Founder, Venture Forth Productions

Jacob Pechenik

Jacob Pechenik

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Jacob is currently the Founder & CEO of Venture Forth Productions, a specialty film finance and production company. Previously, Jacob was Founder and CEO of YellowJacket, which was acquired by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) in January 2008.

Jacob has nearly two decades of experience in the development and support of enterprise-class trading platforms for large financial services firms and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to establishing YellowJacket in 2003, Jacob founded and served as the CEO of TechTrader, a provider of business-to-business enterprise software for public and private trading exchanges catering to the direct materials markets.

A frequent speaker and widely acknowledged industry expert, Jacob has been featured in numerous industry and business publications and conferences. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.