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Jacobson Announces Additions to Executive Management Team

February 18, 2014
CHICAGOThe Jacobson Group, the leading global provider of insurance talent, announces the promotions of Abbe Sodikoff and Brad Whatley to its executive management team. This announcement reflects the continued development and growth focus of the Chicago-headquartered search and staffing firm.

“We, as an organization, have experienced a tremendous amount of growth throughout recent years,” said Gregory Jacobson, co-CEO of The Jacobson Group. “This growth is directly linked to the dynamic, dedicated and experienced individuals who work hard every day to ensure Jacobson’s and our clients’ success. Both Brad and Abbe have been instrumental in this success and will undoubtedly have an even greater impact as key members of our executive management team.”

Sodikoff joined Jacobson in 2003 as a national territory manager and, most recently, served as vice president and health sales manager. As senior vice president, she will continue to provide leadership to the firm’s health subject matter experts practice, which connects health insurance organizations with the functional expertise needed to meet interim, project-based and consulting needs, and project solutions team, which provides rapid-response project teams to assist with critical workload situations. With a successful track record in sales and recruiting, Sodikoff brings more than 15 years of outside experience to her role. She received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and media studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Whatley began his tenure at Jacobson as a territory manager in 2004, and has since had a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including his most recent post as vice president and insurance sales manager. In his new role as senior vice president, Whatley will maintain leadership for the life and disability subject matter experts team, which connects insurance organizations with consultant-level talent for special projects and short-term needs in specialized functions such as accounting, actuarial, claims, compliance, marketing, technology and underwriting. Prior to his career at Jacobson, Whatley served as assistant vice president for Aon Risk Services. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Northern Michigan University.

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at www.jacobsononline.com.

Contact:

The Jacobson Group
Nicole M. St.Martin, Vice President and Marketing Communications Director
+1 (312) 884-0491
nstmartin@jacobsononline.com

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