Jon Jacobson, co-founder and CEO:  


Watch interview with Jon on BizNews following our inclusion in the World Economic Forum 

Jon is a software engineer and visionary entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in building businesses, raising capital, and designing consumer data software platforms. Jon’s first leadership role was at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City where he led the Global Financial Reporting team in delivering a suite of applications supporting over 300 financial controller users across CSFB globally.  

In 1999, Jon returned to South Africa to build an innovative, first-of-its-kind multi-channel marketing platform which eventually grew to support global omnichannel marketing campaigns for major FMCG brands such as Diageo and Levis.  

Jon’s current venture is Africa’s first privacy-preserving data collaboration platform business, Omnisient, where he serves as CEO and CTO to lead the business in building the world’s biggest source of consumer intelligence. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from Rhodes University in South Africa.  

When Jon’s not in the office or spending time with his family, you can find him sparring in the boxing ring or in the ocean surfing or diving.  

Anton Grutzmacher, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer  

Anton is a sales leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in guiding businesses to greater profitability using technology and data. Early on in his career, Anton gained valuable experience and global market insights in the UK as Head of Innovation for global data analytics and consumer credit reporting company, Experian.  

There his focus was on increasing turnover through the development of new data solutions and identification of new sales channels. Over the years of working for various businesses focused on providing data to businesses, Anton has developed a keen ability to devising innovative use cases for data to improve decision-making and bottom-line results for businesses.  

His passion for the creation of exponential value from data through collaboration combined with his strong belief in data protection and consumer privacy led him to co-found Omnisient.  

As Chief Revenue Officer, Anton co-leads the business in building the world’s biggest source of consumer intelligence on Africa’s first privacy-preserving data collaboration platform.