Jaco has a long history working in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship. Having worked with a portfolio of over 30 social enterprises since 2006 in varying capacities at Heart Capital, he also established the South African offices of ProWorld Volunteers prior to their acquisition by Intrax, and headed up Communications and Marketing for the African Social Entrepreneurs Network.

Additional to his role at Imani Development, Jaco works with the Social Enterprise Academy as a supporting consultant on the UCT/UiO Learning Exchange programme.