Richard L. Jacobson

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Richard L. Jacobson is co-Chief Executive Officer of The Jacobson Group. He maintains shared leadership and management of the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction and plays a significant role in its continued growth and success.

Since joining the company in 1997, Rick has contributed to the substantial development and recognition of its flexible talent service offering. Previously, Rick served as Vice President of Operations and President of Jacobson’s temporary talent business unit, leading its growth to become the largest and most recognized provider of temporary talent to the insurance industry.

Rick is actively involved in the insurance industry, the staffing industry and especially the intersection between the two.  He currently serves on the Policy Council for the American Staffing Association (ASA).

Rick also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for The Nora Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach empathy by sparking friendships between students and their peers with disabilities. The award-winning school program allows students to explore disability, adaptation and friendship in exciting and innovative ways.

Prior to his tenure with the firm, Jacobson worked as an IT integration consultant for Andersen Consulting in Chicago. He received his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business in Evanston, Illinois, with concentrations in management and strategy, as well as marketing. Jacobson earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.