Jake Newbold joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 in June of 1997, one month after graduating high school in rural eastern Ohio. After completion of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S) class 219 in 1998, he embarked on a twenty-year career serving at SEAL Teams FOUR, EIGHT, Naval Special Warfare Unit FOUR, Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command, and the Naval Special Warfare Center. Throughout his Naval career, as a SEAL Sniper and Senior Enlisted leader, Newbold led over 150 combat operations throughout eight deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central, South America, and the Caribbean, and trained over 1200 active-duty SEAL candidates as a SEAL Instructor.
Upon retiring from the Navy in 2017, he began his civilian career working as an Associate Banker on JPMorgan’s Corporate Client and Specialized Industries team in Dallas, TX. As a licensed Series 79 Investment Banker, he assisted the bank’s Energy Finance team with providing commercial and investment banking services to largely high yield, public oil and gas companies with average annual revenues of $500mm to upwards of $3bn.
Newbold has served on the Board of Directors of the SEAL Legacy Foundation (SLF), non-profit organization since 2011. As a primary financial sponsor and supporter of the SLF since its inception, Trident 1’s founders and primary equity sponsor, Park Ten Capital, hand selected Newbold in February of 2020 to develop and lead the Trident 1 team as the President & CEO.
Newbold has an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Canada, and a BS in Workforce Education and Training from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is fluent in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and is the recipient of numerous service awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with a combat “V” device for distinguished valor. He currently resides in Dallas, TX.