Jacobson Employee Spotlight – Jan. 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group

Happy New Year! At The Jacobson Group, we’re focused on professional development but also on work-life balance. Each month, we ask our corporate employees to share a bit about their roles at Jacobson and who they are when they aren’t at work. Take a look at some recently featured individuals below, and view last month's edition of our Employee Spotlight here.

01.20 Employee spotlight - WORDS

01.20_Employee spotlight-03JULIE DUNN
Engagement Director, 1 year, 5 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Roselle, Illinois

Alma Mater: University of Illinois at Chicago

Describe Your Role: I lead the internal search team and partner with clients for the duration of their executive search engagement. 

Favorite Thing about Jacobson: I love working with an amazing team of supportive, intelligent, fun people who are genuinely the best in the business.

Jacobson in Three Words: Inclusive, Expertise, Supportive

Surprising Fact about You: I am an Ironman!

Favorite Weekend Plans: I am an adventurer at heart, so I never know where I might end up! One weekend I'm hiking; the next weekend I'm at a winery. 

01.20_Employee spotlight-10DIANA SHAY
Assistant Vice President and Client Development Manager, 13 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois

Alma Mater: Loyola University Chicago

Describe Your Role: I work very closely with clients and candidates to make successful placements. There are so many moving parts that it's impossible to get bored or not feel challenged. 

Favorite Thing about Jacobson: I enjoy the the growth potential and that no two days are the same. Being able to work on a variety of roles with different clients is something I really love. 

Jacobson in Three Words: Challenging, Collaborative, Fast-paced

Surprising Fact about You: I love to cook and entertain. I don't know how to prepare for fewer than 20!

Bucket List Item: I would love to go to Capri, Italy, with my daughter.

01.20_Employee spotlight-04TIM FRYE
Administrative Assistant, 1 year, 5 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Bourbonnais, Illinois

Alma Mater: Loyola University Chicago

Describe Your Role: I answer the main phoneline, direct calls and organize meetings. I also handle anything from interacting with building management to ordering supplies and catering.

Favorite Thing about Jacobson: It's a really great environment, and I like everyone I work with. It's relaxed enough that you can be yourself but disciplined enough that work gets done. 

Favorite Music: Anything by Blondie

Your Superpower: Consistently bringing in the best catering options on time, every time

Surprising Fact about You: I have a podcast! It’s called Dumb Nerd Thing. Each episode, I interview someone new about whatever they are nerdy about, from The Muppets to Norwegian metal to "The Office" to the art of dance. There’s my shameless self-promo.

01.20_Employee spotlight-05PAIGE HOOVER
Recruiter, 1 year, 4 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Palatine, Illinois

Alma Mater: Kendall College

Describe Your Role: My job is to source, recruit and submit candidates to our clients who utilize a vendor management system. I compete against multiple agencies working on solutions for the same positions.

Favorite Thing about Jacobson: The quarterly update meetings. It's great that we come together to hear about successes and all of the new and exciting things that are to come.

Jacobson in Three Words: Niche, Growing, Exciting

Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge 

Bucket List Item: I would like to take a cross country road trip in a Volkswagen bus.

If you’re interested in joining our corporate team, check out our open positions here.