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The Biola Hour

Jake Aguas

    • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m. Pacific
  • Sutherland Auditorium
  • Hosted By: Spiritual Development
  • Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Biblically grounded conversations on culturally relevant issues.


Jake Aguas

With three decades of innovative leadership experience in the financial services, market research, and entertainment industries, Jake has held leadership positions with a Fortune 100 company as well as with one of the country's top-polling firms. He was a leader in the retail bank division of JPMorgan Chase, serving as its Human Resource Manager of Talent Acquisition for the Western United States. Presently, Jake is a principal consultant at one of North America’s premier leadership development and human resource consulting organizations, where he oversees the training and facilitation for clientele throughout Canada and the United States. In this capacity, Jake helps leaders build stronger organizations through their people and processes. He specializes in leadership strategy, team building, training and development, coaching, and the design and implementation of global human resource management functions.

Jake is a graduate-level Professor of Management, instructing courses in human resource, management, and leadership at business schools in Southern California including the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine (UCI), the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, the Crowell School of Business at Biola University, and the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Consulting. He has led an international study tour to Beijing and Shanghai, China and Hong Kong, instructing on culture, behavior, and economics in modern China.

In addition to authoring publications for research and professional journals, Jake is the author of two books: Megatrends: The Transformative Forces Reshaping the United States, and Generation Z and the COVID-19 Crisis, both of which have been adopted by universities and organizations, as well as by public and private institutions for training and leadership development. Jake is a GenExpert and speaks regularly on topics of generational differences, leadership, entrepreneurship, emotional and cultural intelligence, and human resources. Jake holds a Mental Health First Aid certification through the National Council of Mental Wellbeing and a Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) certification through the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA).

Jake received his master’s in organizational leadership from Biola University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA. He is currently in the final dissertation phase of his doctorate degree studies in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development from Regent University.


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