Jacobson Employee Spotlight – Q2 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group

We’re proud of our employees at The Jacobson Group and know they are what fuels our success. This quarter we shine our Employee Spotlight on three dedicated individuals. Get to know them below.

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Employee Spotlight FrameTONY CAÑAS
Client Advisor, Insurtech, 4 years at Jacobson

Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

Alma Mater: Iowa State University – twice, for undergrad and my MBA

Describe Your Role: As a client advisor, I help insurtechs with their talent needs at all levels. This includes both temporary and permanent direct hires.

Favorite Movie: I’m a big nerd and love The Lord of the Rings movies.

Jacobson in Three Words: Friendly, Best-in-Class, Caring

When You Grew Up, You Hoped to Become: A computer scientist. However, it turns out if you can’t do math, programming is not for you.

Random Fact About Yourself: I’m a black belt in Kyokushin Kaikan full-contact karate, which I practiced my whole childhood.

Best Place You Have Ever Visited: Probably Portugal; every city we visited was gorgeous.

One Thing You Are Grateful For: How much I’ve been able to travel (almost 80 countries) thanks to my girlfriend’s need for adventure and the fact that we both work in this wonderful industry.

Employee Spotlight Frame LaurenLAUREN SWOBODA
1 year 11 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Alma Mater: University of Missouri

Describe Your Role: I’m a recruiter on our temporary staffing team. I’m responsible for screening and outreaching to candidates, submitting candidates to clients, and coordinating and managing interviews and debriefs.

Favorite Movie: It’s a tie between What about Bob? and Pretty Woman. 

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: I’ve always worked 100% remote with Jacobson and I’m a huge fan of the virtual events that our activities committee hosts. It gives me the opportunity to get to better know my teammates and have some fun outside of standard Zoom meetings.

First Concert: Tom Petty

Best Place You Have Ever Visited: The Greek Islands - specifically Santorini

Random Fact About Yourself: Growing up, I was an All-American Soap Box Derby champion.

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

Employee Spotlight Frame LakreshiaLAKRESHIA KINDRED
Engagement Director, 11 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Alma Mater: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Describe Your Role: As an engagement director, I am responsible for overseeing the strategy and implementation of executive-level searches. I work with my team to assess and present the highest qualified candidates in the marketplace.

Jacobson in Three Words: Progressive, Rewarding, Connected

Favorite Movie: Love Jones

One Thing You Are Grateful For: Life and family

When You Grew Up, You Hoped to Become: A physician

Personal Mantra: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou

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