Jesse is a lawyer with experience in mortgage financing, purchase and sale transactions,
public–private partnerships and renewable energy work. Prior to attending law school, Jesse had a career in government relations, public policy and communications in the Jewish community. Jesse was responsible for the public funding of Jewish day schools file at the Canadian Jewish Congress and was Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to Toronto and Western Canada.

Jesse also worked at B’nai Brith Canada and UN Watch in Geneva.

Jesse has a Bachelor of Civil Law, a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Jewish Studies from McGill University. He is married to Carla and they have three children.