Jacobson Employee Spotlight – Q1 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group

As a people-focused organization, The Jacobson Group believes every employee’s contributions matter and impact the success of our organization, clients and candidates. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, we’re shining the spotlight on three featured employees. 

Learn about more of our Jacobson colleagues by viewing past editions of our Employee Spotlight here. For monthly Employee Spotlights, follow our Facebook page.

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Employee Spotlight - PhokhamPHOKHAM O'CONNOR
Talent Delivery Manager,
11 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Elgin, Illinois

Alma Mater: University of Illinois

Describe Your Role: As a talent delivery manager, I manage a team of recruiters who recruit candidates for our clients in need of temporary support.

Personal Mantra: Do better, be better.

Jacobson in Three Words: Professional, Energetic, Caring

When You Grew Up, You Hoped to Become: An archaeologist

First Concert: Eminem

Best Place You Ever Visited: Bocas Del Toro, Panama

One Thing You Are Grateful For: My adorable daughter

Employee Spotlight - GillianGILLIAN GRYZ
Research Team Lead, 5 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Glenview, Illinois

Alma Mater: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Describe Your Role: I am the research team lead for executive search and I do my best to find the best insurance leaders for our roles.

Favorite Dessert: My favorite dessert is a deep dish cookie with ice cream.

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: My favorite thing about working at Jacobson is my team – I am so grateful to work with all of them!

First Concert: Britney Spears

Best Place You Ever Visited: Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

When You Grew Up, You Hoped to Become: A museum curator

Jacobson in Three Words: Collaborative, Warm, Hard-working

Employee Spotlight - JesseJESSE DEVER
Recruiter, 8 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois

Alma Mater: Miami University in Oxford, Ohio 

Describe Your Role: I am a recruiter for Jacobson’s temporary staffing team. My job involves working with qualified candidates who are seeking new opportunities throughout the insurance industry.

Jacobson in Three Words: Supportive, Dependable, Ambitious

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

How You Stay Motivated while Working From Home: Daily communication and collaboration with my team

First Concert: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was a competitive D1 college cheerleader.

Want to join our team? View our corporate careers page here.