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Matt Jacobs

VP, Life Sciences

Matt manages client relationships in the life sciences portfolio across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Prior to joining the Life Sciences banking team, he was a member of portfolio analyst group where he was responsible for the underwriting and compliance monitoring of Square 1’s life sciences clients nationwide. Matt previously worked at Cree, a market-leading innovator of LEDs and semi-conductor solutions, and at Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting firm. He earned a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida. Matt joined Square 1 in 2014.

Outside the Square

  • Met his wife while they were both Teach For America Corps Members in Eastern North Carolina.
  • Is a self-described foodie and an enthusiastic (though typically unsuccessful) chef.
  • Has been to three NCAA national championship games in two different sports – all Gator victories.


  • Life Sciences


  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast


406 Blackwell Street
Suite 240
Durham, NC 27701

P: 919.597.7501

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