Alyssa Lahham

Senior Vice President and People and Culture

Jamie Latiano Jacobs is an entrepreneurial business leader who has concentrated on businesses in stages of significant growth and transformation.  Jamie currently serves as the SVP People & Culture for Renovate America, a profitable, VC-backed specialty finance company headquartered in San Diego.  Renovate America has originated over $1 billion in financing. The company has grown from 28 employees in 2012, to 650 employees today, and will grow to over 1,000 employees by the end of 2016. 

In this role, Jamie is responsible for meeting the substantial growth targets with high performing talent while consciously evolving the culture of Renovate America to protect the “special sauce” that makes it such a great place to work.

Prior to this role, Jamie served in executive leadership roles with global organizations such as Thales, Ingram Micro, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ingersoll Rand, and Quantum Corporation.

Additionally, Jamie has a coaching practice tailored toward managers, leaders, and executives within organizations or entrepreneurs who may be going through personal and professional transitions and/or want support to clarify, prioritize, overcome potential obstacles and achieve their desired goals. 

Jamie is recognized as a leader within the human resources community and she currently serves on the National Board of the National Human Resources Association, as well as on the Workforce Investment Board for Orange County, California. 

Jamie holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science from University of California San Diego, and a Masters in Business Administration from Chapman University in Orange, California.  Jamie is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, by Human Resources Certification Institute and is completing the Certification in Coaching from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

Jamie lives in Carlsbad, California with her husband Josh and their two children, Cambria and Ethan.  They love playing basketball and spending time with their dog outside.