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CHICAGO — February 26, 2013 - The Jacobson Group – the U.S.-based provider of talent to the insurance industry – and ejsSearch – the London-based insurance executive search firm specializing in assignments in the London, broader European and international markets – jointly announce a worldwide merger. This union creates the leading international search and staffing firm exclusively serving the insurance industry.
“As the industry becomes more global in nature, there is an overwhelming demand for a single solution to insurance talent regardless of geographic location,” said Gregory “Greg” P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group. “This merger delivers a much-needed integrated one-team approach to client relationships for insurance search cross-border.”
The Jacobson Group and ejs have been successfully collaborating since 2008. “This is a merger of networks and expertise,” said Barbara Schönhofer, chief executive of ejs. “Our companies’ cultures, approach and commitment to client service are well-aligned, which will afford a seamless transition.”
Schönhofer will join The Jacobson Group’s executive management team as senior vice president and chief executive officer, global executive search. The merged companies will operate under The Jacobson Group brand with Greg Jacobson and Richard L. Jacobson continuing to serve as its co-chief executive officers.
“With Barbara’s expertise, relationships and leadership, we have the ability to offer our clients unparalleled access to global executive search expertise,” said Greg Jacobson.
The merger is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013.
About The Jacobson Group:
The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of insurance talent to the United States. For 40 years, Jacobson has been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. The firm offers a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support.Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson isthe insurance talent solution. Further information is available at www.jacobsononline.com
Based in the City of London, ejsSearch is a well-established talent management consulting firm specializing in strategic executive search for clients in the insurance industry in the UK, Europe and internationally. High energy, independent and international, the ejs team is expert in cross-border search with connections founded in the global insurance and reinsurance markets. Success in finding the right candidates is based on extensive knowledge of the key players, market savvy and exceptional networks and focus on the importance of cultural fit. Further information is available at www.ejssearch.com
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