Jacob Jegher

President, Javelin Strategy & Research

Jacob is President at Javelin Strategy & Research and a member of Escalent’s senior leadership team. He is responsible for Javelin’s overall strategy, vision, growth and product development efforts. An experienced fintech executive and thought leader, Jacob advises clients on emerging technologies and business strategies related to digital banking, payments and fraud & security.

Most recently, Jacob was Vice President of Global Solution Marketing and Head of Analyst Relations at FIS, where he was responsible for marketing strategy efforts across all business units and solutions. Jacob also brings extensive expertise in the banking research and consulting field, having spent over 10 years as a Research Director at Celent.

Jacob has been widely quoted in the press, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, and Financial Post. He is a sought-after speaker and has presented at numerous industry and corporate conferences, including Money20/20, Finovate, Digital Banking, NACHA Payments, and the Association for Financial Professionals.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from McGill University.

Latest Insights

September, 2019
Javelin Report
Developing a Faster Payments Strategy for the Small-Business Market

In this report, we examine the progress made so far in developing faster payments technologies, how that will influence how small businesses make payments, and how banks and servic...

July, 2019
Javelin Report
Why Finn’s Lessons Should Outlive Its Brand

Less than a year after Finn’s nationwide release in June 2018, Chase announced that it would retire its millennial-focused app in August.  Many in the press and the Twitterverse pa...

July, 2019
Javelin Report
Building Digital Banking for Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed

This report explores the opportunity available to banks, credit unions, and digital banking vendors to develop a solution targeted at this segment and outlines the leading digital ...


May 10, 2021 | 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM (PST)
Always one of the most popular sessions at Finovate. 3 leading fintech analysts take the stage for 7...
October, 2020
Join Javelin’s Jacob Jegher and NCR’s Douglas Brown and Erica Pilon to discuss how to design a digit...
August, 2020
Join Javelin's Jacob Jegher and SAS's Joan McGowan as they answer these questions and discuss what h...

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