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Insurance Executive Recruiters

The Jacobson Group is one of the few insurance executive search firms in the world that is focused on providing exceptional insurance executive recruiting services exclusively. Leveraging unparalleled expertise and insight into the industry’s executive marketplace, we find and assess talent at the board, C-level, senior management and senior technical levels for insurance organizations worldwide.

For more than 45 years, we have developed a tried and true approach that blends art and science to ensure that client expectations are met and often surpassed. We bring a wide range of contacts, knowledge of people and their motivations to help clients meet the business needs of today, tomorrow and the future.

Whether you want to identify the untapped potential within your organization or attract new talent, Jacobson can make a difference.


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Experienced Insurance Executive Search Firm

For more than 45 years, we have been connecting organizations with the insurance talent required to succeed in a competitive environment.

This focus offers unparalleled insight into the insurance community. Our clients benefit from our deep understanding of the world of insurance and reinsurance, as well as the related financial services arena. We also bring strong global connections across those many verticals. This specialization enables us to reference, source and attract high caliber candidates from within the insurance industry.

Our insurance executive recruiters know that sometimes the best people for a particular role might not be currently working in the same space. Because of our deep-seated knowledge of insurance, we are strongly positioned to find those individuals from outside your marketplace and from the broader financial services arena who are more likely to make a successful transition. Our understanding of these markets, our research capability and our wider connections enable us to cover multiple adjacent markets, industries and countries to find the person or team with exactly the right fit to advance your business. Meet the insurance recruiting specialists that make up our executive search team.


Our Take on Insurance Executive Recruiting


Client-Centric Focus

We aim to build long-term business relationships with our clients. Since we are focused solely on the insurance industry, our reputation is our only meaningful currency. We are committed to completing each assignment we take on with the intention of developing a long-term partnership based on satisfaction and success.

The longer-term success of our clients is important to us. We understand that working on your behalf carries great responsibility. We want our clients to be the employers of choice now and in the future. As we conduct searches, we have a prime opportunity to position our clients’ ambitions and available opportunities to attract the best talent. You can trust that we will always convey an honest and accurate picture of your organization, contacting and engaging with candidates in a professional manner that enhances the reputation of your business.

Wealth of Resources

Jacobson considers each assignment a critical responsibility and commits to providing more resources than is standard industry practice. An executive search team is formed to focus on each specific assignment. All executive searches are managed by senior-level consultants and overseen by partner-level executives and are supported by a dedicated team of Recruiters, Search Analysts and Administrators.

Coupling our knowledge of the insurance industry and previously developed relationships with thought leaders, we start every search with fresh, innovative research. We employ our own researchers and all our client work is undertaken in-house. Finally, we create customized interview strategies that align with acquiring and evaluating the executive talent necessary to meet clients’ corporate objectives.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity makes commercial sense. Scientific evidence proves that better decisions are made when a management team has a broad spectrum of knowledge and a range of personality types supported by a shared vision. To be successful, companies need to stay in tune with the needs of their customers and markets.

Experience has taught us that diverse teams with a common goal can significantly enhance the quality of decision-making within an organization. We value diversity and are committed to providing our clients access to talented individuals with rich experiences. We strive to find candidates with different perspectives that can work well together towards a shared vision for your business.

We believe the key to diversity is the constant development of new networks and empathy towards the evolving dynamics of the talent market. We have cultivated and maintain relationships with various diversity organizations and mentorship programs.

Throughout the insurance industry, Jacobson has also been lauded for the diversity programs it has created and continuously supports including The Insurance Supper Club (ISC), a growing global networking group that aims to promote women in business, and the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), which holds events to encourage the empowerment of women in the insurance industry.

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Active Industry Involvement

Jacobson is an active participant in the insurance community. Our staff participates in, speaks for and holds positions in a variety of industry associations. Additionally, we sponsor, exhibit and participate in a number of conferences and forums each year, including the following:

  • American Association of Workers Comp Professionals
  • American Council of Life Insurers
  • Association of Home Office Underwriters
  • Captive Insurance Companies of America
  • Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society
  • Insurance Accounting and Systems Association
  • Insurance Data Management Association
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
  • Life Office Management Association
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
  • Physician Insurers Association of America
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Society of Actuaries

This level of involvement is testimony to our industry knowledge and provides distinction and credibility to the quality of service we provide.




Gus Gonnella
Vice President of Claims
The MEMIC Group 

John Yao
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
The MEMIC Group

Tim Hasserrt-Salley
Regional Director
Workers Compensation Research Institute

Andrew Halsall
Chief Executive Officer
Government Entities Mutual, Inc.

Mark C. Russell
President and Chief
Executive Officer
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group