DUBLIN, Ohio, May 5, 2014—Jeff J. Jacobs, an experienced technology executive with several large organizations, has been named OCLC's Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Jacobs comes to OCLC from JPMorgan Chase, where he served as Chief Technology Officer for the digital consumer businesses. He also held the titles of Managing Director and Senior Vice President.
In his most recent role at JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Jacobs oversaw a large technology team of more than 600 responsible for infrastructure, development, quality and operations supporting multiple businesses that serve Chase's more than 35 million online customers. Additionally, his innovation team delivered the company's first responsive and adaptive site, further enhancing the customer experience.
Prior to his work at JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Jacobs held various technology leadership positions with WellPoint, Intellitech, Exact Software, Cardinal Health and the Kroger Company.
"Jeff's experience and background in leading large-scale, emerging technology development and applications are an ideal fit for OCLC," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO.
OCLC is a nonprofit, computer library service and research organization that provides innovative services to help libraries worldwide make the most of today's technologies to share resources, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources.
OCLC operates eight engineering centers in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as in the United States.
Mr. Jacobs will join OCLC on May 19, and will be based in the Dublin, Ohio, headquarters. He and his family reside in Dublin.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.