Matt Jacobs

Vice President of Portfolio Growth

Matt has worked in the wind industry for 9 years and combines his background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), development management, and atmospheric science, into his role as Director of GIS. Matt takes pride in his responsibility of leading the industry’s most innovative GIS department in supporting existing GIS needs and finding new ways to apply GIS solutions to the wind industry.

Before joining Tradewind , Matt founded EnCompass Wind, a GIS-based wind resourcing company. Prior to founding EnCompass Wind, Matt was an on-air meteorologist for KMID ABC-2 in Midland, TX and head meteorologist for Skyward Energy.

A Kansas native, Matt is passionate about positive rural economic and cultural development. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, with honors, from the University of Kansas and still enjoys watching the skies and storms over the Great Plains with his family.