Jake Townsend is an entrepreneur, having founded and led a startup pharmaceutical company as well as having held leadership roles in a number of key sectors including biotechnology, transportation and luxury hospitality. He is a trained diplomat, and has worked with countries, corporations and leaders in both the public and private sectors as strategic counsel in helping to guide them through both acute crises and on- going challenges. He holds a Master's degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also trained as a volunteer crisis counselor with the National Suicide Crisis Hotline counseling system. Jake works with people, partners and groups from all walks of life, in many areas of business, politics and the law, who seek his counsel to help realize their own pathways to their professional goals.