Paul Jacobs serves as Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. Prior to joining Globalstar in 2023, Jacobs served as Chairman and CEO of XCOM Labs since founding it in 2018. He served as CEO of Qualcomm from 2005 to 2014 and as a director of Qualcomm from 2005 to 2018, including as Chairman of the board of directors from 2009 to 2018 and as Executive Chairman from 2014 to 2018. During his time at Qualcomm, Jacobs spearheaded its efforts to develop and commercialize fundamental mobile technology breakthroughs that fueled the wireless internet and smartphone revolutions. He is a prolific inventor with over 80 U.S. patents granted or pending in the field of wireless technology and devices.
Jacobs is currently a member of the board of directors at both Dropbox, Inc. and Arm Limited. He is also an owner and vice chairman of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and on the board of FIRST, the robotics and education organization inspiring future leaders in science and technology.
Jacobs attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science, M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.