Background: Atalie Jacobs is a Consultant with Bellwether Education Partners in the Talent Services practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she helped clients on a number of key strategic and organizational issues, including compensation benchmarking, change management for mergers, and operational transformations. Prior to McKinsey, Atalie spent time with Deloitte Consulting and IDEA Public Schools, and also held a number of sales and marketing roles in diverse industries such as asset management and advertising. Atalie holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University in Washington D.C.
Experience at Bellwether: performance management
Client segments served: education start-ups, school districts
Sample clients: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Why I do this work: I attended Chicago Public Schools and am personally aware of the staggering disparities that exist in the public education system. I feel a keen sense of purpose in contributing to the improvement of outcomes for students whose shoes I once wore.