About Andre Jacobi

I am a trained accountant and specialist in financial services from Bielefeld, Germany. My work experience ranges from being a self-employed insurance agent to being a lecturer on business topics, to being the general manager of a company.

Andre Jacobi

Curriculum Vitae

  • since August 2021: General Manager, Business Owner Finance GmbH, Bielefeld
  • since September 2012: Managing Partner, JFP GmbH, Bielefeld
  • January 2017 – December 2018: Master Franchisor for Helen Doron English, Hanover
  • January 2015 – December 2018: General Manager, The English Speaking Area, Bielefeld
  • August 2011 – February 2014: Self-employed Insurance Agent, Wüstenrot & Württembergische, Bielefeld
  • April 2009 – September 2012: Self-employed lecturer for business topics, Bielefeld
  • May 2009 – June 2011: Trainee, Commerzbank, Hanover
  • July 2008 – April 2009: Self-employed Insurance Agent, AWD, Bielefeld
  • March 2006 – June 2008: Self-employed Insurance Agent, Euro-Finanz-Service, Bielefeld
  • July 2005 – December 2006: Trainee, Publishing House W. Kwiecinski, Hanover
  • October 2004 – June 2005: National Service in the German Army


  • Bachelor Professional of Financial Consulting CCI* (Fachwirt für Finanzberatung IHK)
  • Certified Accountant CCI (Bilanzbuchhalter IHK)
  • Certified Specialist for Bookkeeping CCI (Fachkraft für Buchführung IHK)
  • Certified Specialist Advisor for Financial Services CCI (Fachberater für Finanzdienstleistungen IHK)
  • Certified Banking Clerk CCI (Bankkaufmann IHK)
  • Certified Insurance Specialist CCI (Versicherungsfachmann IHK)

*In Germany the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is a central institution for publicly acknowledged certifications in a variety of professional fields.

Personal life

My family life consist of being a husband and father, training with my son in our little „chamber of torture and pain“ (= gym room in the cellar), learning guitar with my daughter, grilling and mixing cocktails for my wife.

The best philosophers, in my view, are the stoics.

The best musicians became famous in the eighties.

And the best books ever written include Hamlet, Faust, Papillon, Trainspotting, Harry Potter (all) and Good Strategy/Bad Strategy.

Business Owner Compass

Business Owner Compass is a project of Business Owner Finance GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany. I started it, so we can more widely support business owners with running their companies. Especially, topics like strategy, business analysis, controlling and general management always seem to “frighten“ our customers.

It is my attempt at making the world a little bit better by trying to cut through the superficial and literally wrong information on some business topics that are out and about.