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Insurance Executive Recruiters

The Jacobson Group is one of the few insurance executive search firms in the world that is focused on providing exceptional insurance executive recruiting services exclusively. Leveraging unparalleled expertise and insight into the industry’s executive marketplace, we provide executive search and selection consulting for insurance leadership positions in all disciplines:

  • C-Level
  • Senior Management
  • Senior Technical
  • Board of Directors

During the past 50 years, we have perfected a tried and true approach to executive search and selection that blends art and science to ensure that client expectations are met and often surpassed. We bring a wide range of contacts, knowledge of people and their motivations to help clients meet their business needs of today, tomorrow and the future.

Whether you want to identify the untapped potential within your organization or attract new talent, Jacobson can guide you to the leaders who can make a lasting impact on your company. Contact us today!

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Experienced Insurance Executive Search Firm

For 50 years, we have been connecting organizations with the insurance talent required to succeed in a competitive environment.

This focus offers unparalleled insight into the insurance community. Our clients benefit from our deep understanding of the world of insurance and reinsurance, as well as the related financial services arena. We also bring strong global connections across those many verticals. This specialization enables us to reference, source and attract high caliber candidates from within the insurance industry.

Our insurance executive recruiters know that sometimes the best people for a particular role might not be currently working in the same space. Because of our deep-seated knowledge of insurance, we are strongly positioned to find those individuals from outside your marketplace and from the broader financial services arena and beyond who are more likely to make a successful transition. Our understanding of these markets, our research capability and our vast network of connections enable us to cover multiple adjacent markets, industries and geographies to find the person or team with exactly the right fit for your role. Meet the insurance recruiting specialists that make up our executive search team.


Our Approach to Insurance Executive Recruiting

Client-Centric Focus

  • Long-Term Partnerships: We aim to build long-term business relationships with our clients. Since we are focused solely on the insurance industry, our reputation is our only meaningful currency. We are committed to completing each assignment we take on with the intention of developing a long-term partnership based on satisfaction and success.
  • Long-Term Success: The longer-term success of our clients is important to us. We understand that working on your behalf carries great responsibility. We want our clients to be the employers of choice now and in the future. As we conduct searches on their behalf, we have the responsibility to best position our clients’ ambitions and available opportunities to attract the best talent possible. You can trust that we will always convey an honest and accurate picture of your organization, connecting and engaging with candidates in a professional manner that enhances the reputation of your business.

Wealth of Resources

  • Dedicated Search Team: Jacobson considers each assignment a critical responsibility and commits to providing more resources than is standard industry practice. An executive search team is formed to focus on each specific assignment. All executive searches are managed by senior-level consultants and overseen by partner-level executives and are supported by a dedicated team of Recruiters, Search Analysts and Administrators.
  • Customized Approach: Coupling our knowledge of the insurance industry and previously developed relationships with thought leaders, we start every search with fresh, innovative research. We employ our own Researchers and all our client work is undertaken in-house. Finally, we create customized interview strategies that align with acquiring and evaluating the executive talent necessary to meet our clients’ corporate objectives.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

  • DEI Mind Set: DEI makes commercial sense. Scientific evidence proves that better decisions are made when a management team has a broad spectrum of knowledge and a range of personality types and experiences supported by a shared vision. To be successful, companies must also stay in tune with the needs of their customers and markets and a management team that reflects that base is key. We value DEI and are committed to providing our clients access to talented individuals with rich experiences. We strive to find candidates with different perspectives that can work well together towards a shared vision for your business. 
  • DEI Commitment: We believe the key to DEI is the constant development of new networks and empathy towards the evolving dynamics of the talent market. We have cultivated and maintain relationships with various DEI organizations and mentorship programs. Throughout the insurance industry, Jacobson has also been lauded for the DEI programs it has created and continuously supports, including The Insurance Supper Club, a growing global networking group that aims to promote women in business; the Women’s Insurance Networking Group, which holds events to encourage the empowerment of women in the insurance industry; and the Million Women Mentors Women in Insurance Initiative, which calls on the insurance industry to drive equality in career advancement and leadership by recruiting, mentoring and sponsoring women.

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Active Industry Involvement

Jacobson is an active participant in the insurance community. Our staff participates in, speaks for and holds positions in a variety of industry associations. Additionally, we sponsor and participate in a number of conferences and forums each year, including the following:

  • American Association of Workers' Compensation Professionals
  • American Council of Life Insurers
  • American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Association of Home Office Underwriters
  • Captive Insurance Companies of America
  • Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society
  • Insurance Accounting and Systems Association
  • Insurance Data Management Association
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
  • Life Office Management Association
  • Medical Professional Liability Association
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Society of Actuaries
  • Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association

This level of involvement is testimony to our industry knowledge and provides distinction and credibility to the quality of service we provide.





Dionne Wallace and Christopher D. Smith
Board Members

Todd Ruthruff
President and Chief Executive Officer - Elect
Columbia Insurance Group

Laura Brightwell and Lauren Kirkley
Board Members

Jennifer Hamilton
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph P. Sullivan, Jr.
Chief Underwriting Officer

Todd M. Campbell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Builders Insurance Group

Jon D. Srna
Chief Executive Officer
American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company

Mary Morrow
President of U.S. Health Holdings
Ascension Insurance

Donna Glenn
Chief Actuary
National Council on Compensation Insurance

Thomas Greenfield
President and CEO
The Philadelphia Contributionship

Ellen H. Masterson
Board of Governors Member
The Doctors Company

Michael Ackerman
Vice President and Chief Data Officer
Capital Insurance Group

Karen Byrd
Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau

Cynthia Mehrtens
Vice President of Claims
Capital Insurance Group


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