Carol Jacobs

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 408-437-5400

Carol Jacobs serves as Management Partners’ executive vice president/chief operating officer, with operating responsibility for the entire firm.

Jacobs has held a wide range of roles across local government and consulting, including multiple stints as a city manager, and served most recently as assistant city manager of the City of Newport Beach, California. In that role she had responsibility for functions as varied as fire, library, harbor, information technology, utilities and homelessness, with service as interim finance director and harbormaster. She also served as city manager for the Southern California cities of Eastvale and Stanton; as interim city manager for the City of Grand Terrace, California; and a series of roles with increasing responsibility for the City of Costa Mesa, California.

Jacobs’ consulting experience includes managing a financial solutions practice area that served local governments, with responsibility for managing client needs, preparing financial studies, and conducting management and organizational reviews.