Josh Jacobs

Member Since 2022

Josh Jacobs

Co-Founder & CEO

Speakeasy Co.

San Diego Area

An entrepreneur at heart, Josh Jacobs has spent his career launching companies across various sectors, from fashion to the alcohol industry. With a BS in mathematical business from Wake Forest University, Josh applies a data-driven approach to scaling Speakeasy Co., an e-commerce and fulfillment platform for alcohol brands. When not wearing his entrepreneurial hat, you can find Josh pounding pavement along the coast in San Diego, stretching his boundaries in the yoga studio, and generally loving the outdoors and pushing the limits physically with his college sweetheart who is now his wife.


March 10th, 2023

11 tips to help leaders avoid over-delegation

Create clear expectations and communication so your team will succeed.

March 6th, 2023

13 ways to support your team during a season of business cutbacks

There's an upside to a downsize. Here's how company leaders can make a difference and maintain their staff's trust.

March 3rd, 2023

13 steps to keep companies on track to fulfill their mission

Is your establishment still on the right path to achieve its original objectives?

January 11th, 2023

Why craft spirit brands are toasting to tech-enabled distribution

For Fast Company Executive Board member Josh Jacobs, a foray into the crowded subscription box space showed him what brands really needed.


Speakeasy Co.

Speakeasy Co. is an e-commerce and logistics platform that allows alcohol brands to sell direct-to-consumer from their own website. Speakeasy’s unique platform offers brands the opportunity to own their growth and relationship to customers for the first time, all while remaining three-tier compliant. Speakeasy handles the technology, warehousing, and order fulfillment so companies can increase reach, control, and scalability. It also gives brands access to state-of-the-art e-commerce tools, capabilities, and data and analytics. Founded in 2015, Speakeasy began as a subscription box service for spirits; the platform has now grown to represent brands ranging from small craft distilleries to large household names. It has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and ABC News Radio.