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Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q2 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 6, 2023 2:51:32 PM

At The Jacobson Group, we believe that our employees are the driving force behind our success. This quarter, we are thrilled to highlight three exceptional team members who embody our values and contribute to our mission. Read on to learn more about them.

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Employee Spotlight - SZupancicSANDY ZUPANCIC
Vice President, Health Sales, 18 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Alma Mater: Columbia College

Describe Your Role: I am a strategic search and staffing expert. I help our health partners solve problems that emerge as a result of vacancies, projects, new regulations or business growth.

Favorite Book: "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child

Jacobson in Three Words: Team, Collaboration, Growth

Weirdest Job You Have Ever Had: I worked the counter of a hot dog and burger joint when I was 14. Keeping track of all the toppings was critical. Chicago folks, if you know, you know.

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: I love solving problems for my clients very rewarding. 

One Thing That Recently Made You Smile: Last night's lakefront walk

How Do You Balance Your Career and Family? Intentionally scheduling all parts of my life so not one aspect overpowers another. I also schedule time for friends, volunteering, me (self-care, education, fun), etc. 

Career Advice You Would Give to Your Younger Self: Learn to be patient with yourself some things take time and consistency. 


Employee Spotlight - KYamadaK'LAH YAMADA
Researcher, 2 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado

Alma Mater: Colorado College

Describe Your Role: I am a researcher for our temporary staffing solutions. I use various job boards and databases in order to find the best candidates for the position.

Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake with fresh strawberries

Random Fact: I love musicals!

Last Song You Listened To: "Horses" by Maggie Rogers

Favorite Sports Team: I am an avid fan of the Colorado Avalanche. 

One Thing That Recently Made You Smile: Seeing my two dogs cuddling together


Employee Spotlight - JWalshJACK WALSH
Managing Director, 1 year at Jacobson

Hometown: Elmwood Park, Illinois

Alma Mater: Milikin University

Describe Your Role: As a managing director, I help life insurance organizations find the leaders they need to drive their business forward. 

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Jacobson in Three Words: Teamwork, Culture, Excellence

Last Song You Listened To: "Logo Te Pate" from the Moana soundtrack (my son is obsessed)

Favorite Book: "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins

One Thing That Recently Made You Smile: Watching my older son Jack sing "O My Darling Clementine" to my younger son Logan

Random Fact: I have been both skydiving and bungee jumping.

Weirdest Job You Have Ever Had: Working at the famous Gene and Jude’s in River Grove slinging hot dogs (don’t ask for ketchup!)


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