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Jacobson Founder, David Jacobson, Passes Away at 77

April 24, 2017
CHICAGO – The Jacobson Group is saddened to announce the passing of its founder David Jacobson, 77, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

“My father was a great, caring and smart man, who made a positive and lasting impact on everyone he met,” said Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group. “He built this company on his strong ethical and professional standards. His care for individuals is still woven throughout our day-to-day operations and organizational mission.”

David founded The Jacobson Group in 1971 and it quickly became the most highly-regarded insurance recruiting firm in the United States. Originally known as Jacobson Associates and still headquartered in Chicago, the firm began solely as a professional recruiting service to the insurance industry. Today, The Jacobson Group is considered the leading provider of insurance talent and is committed to delivering qualified industry professionals, exceptional service and unparalleled expertise.

“My father will be missed by many,” said Richard Jacobson, co-chief executive officer. “He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his employees and his devotion to his family and friends. Together, we celebrate the tremendous man that he was and continue to work hard to uphold his legacy.”

A native Chicagoan, David retired in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent the past 15 years. David was married to Jewel, his partner and fellow world traveler. He is survived by four adult children Gregory (Betsy) Jacobson, Jackie (Gene) Schneider, Richard Jacobson, and Marc (Allison) Jacobson, as well as 10 grandchildren.

A devoted leader and dear friend to many, David will be greatly missed by everyone at The Jacobson Group family.

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 45 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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