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Jacobson to Discuss Talent Recruitment and Engagement

January 29, 2015
CHICAGO – Hiring the next generation of leaders goes beyond the C-suite. Whether they start in industry call centers, claims offices, underwriting or sales teams, or from outside the industry, the future leaders of insurance will face challenges unlike any we have seen before. Where can the insurance industry find these future leaders and how can we keep them engaged? Greg Jacobson, co-chief executive officer at The Jacobson Group, will lead a panel of CEOs from companies focused on innovative talent recruitment and engagement as they take a fresh look at this pressing topic.

Jacobson will moderate “Talent Spotting and Smart Retention,” at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Executive Roundtable Seminar in Dana Point, Calif. 

Jacobson will be joined by panelists Ross Buchmueller, chief executive officer of PURE Insurance; Dave Gross, chief executive officer of Secura Insurance; and Ben Walter, chief executive officer of Hiscox USA. The panel presentation will include insights into different ways to source and select candidates, an inside look at the skills required to succeed within the insurance industry, and a discussion of leadership development strategies.

“As the industry braces for an unprecedented wave of retirements, the reality is a shortage of incumbent talent necessary to fill the void,” said Jacobson. “Insurance organizations are tasked with rethinking their current recruitment and engagement strategies to build the talent pipeline necessary for continued success.”

As co-chief executive officer, Jacobson maintains shared leadership and management of the firm’s day-to-day operation and strategic direction. In addition to overseeing the organization, Jacobson manages select search assignments for the firm’s executive search practice. Jacobson is considered an expert on the insurance industry’s labor market and is an active participant in the insurance community, contributing to many industry association events and publications.

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


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