As Senior Director of Auto Testing, Jake Fisher oversees the extensive automotive testing program at Consumer Reports, managing a team of dedicated automotive engineers, statisticians, and support staff.
Since 1999, he has been instrumental in all areas of vehicle testing, as well as vehicle reliability analysis. His passion for cars and expert driving can be seen in many Consumer Reports’ online videos, a program that he pioneered.
Jake holds an MBA with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship and a B.S. in mechanical engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He previously worked at General Motors as a development engineer, working primarily with Saturn and Cadillac brands. He gained extensive experience at GM’s design headquarters in Detroit, at the company’s Arizona proving grounds, and at various manufacturing plants.
Jake has competed in wheel-to-wheel car racing and participated in club racing, 24 Hours of LeMons, the ChumpCar World Series, autocrosses, rallies, time trials, ice races, and drift-racing competitions. More recently, he has been training for and competing in numerous marathons and triathlons. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.