Jacob has been with Parker Executive Search since 2012 and serves as a Principal within the Higher Education Practice.
He has broad based knowledge of Higher Education with a specialized expertise in Academic Health Sciences.
As a Principal, he is charged with working to identify and recruit leaders for each of the firm’s clients. Jacob works in close collaboration with the firm’s Vice President for Higher Education on various search responsibilities to include setting a strategy for the recruitment of qualified individuals, researching and sourcing potential candidates, interviewing and presenting candidates for review, managing the committee and finalist interview processes, and ensuring clients reach closure with the preferred candidate. Jacob also collaborates with the firm’s Vice Presidents and Presidents on new client engagement and business development. Throughout his career, Jacob has successfully completed over 150 searches for higher education and academic health sciences clients nationally and abroad. He is known for his ability to complete some of the most difficult searches in academic health sciences where the pools are quite limited.
Jacob is originally from the Washington D.C. area. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia Honor’s Program with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and was a 4-year recipient of the University of Georgia Charter Scholarship. He also interned and worked as a research consultant for Parker Executive Search. Following graduation, he directed the website redesign of a leading Real Estate Auction firm. After completing the project, Jacob joined Parker Executive Search as an Associate in the Academic Health Sciences practice.
To Jacob, the most gratifying aspect of working with universities in their recruitment efforts is finding the right person for each role. He enjoys getting to know clients and candidates and delights in following the successes of each after they transition into a new role. He has been featured as a guest on the Leading Improvements in Higher Education podcast and has spoken at various conferences throughout his career. Jacob is fond of traveling and college football Saturdays. He currently resides in Brookhaven, Georgia.