Team

Mark Jacobson – Founder & Managing Partner

Mark is a seasoned executive recruiter, entrepreneur and private investor. For over a decade, he has partnered with Founders, CEOs, Board of Directors and leading venture investors to attract, recruit and select pivotal leadership for their high growth companies in the Internet/eCommerce, Mobile and SaaS sectors. As Founder & Managing Partner of Ignition Talent Group, Mark takes a very  interactive and relationship-based approach to placing superior, senior-level talent.  Throughout his career, he has completed hundreds of CEO, Board Member and other functional leader assignments for early-stage and multinational corporations alike.  Previously, Mark was a Partner at Barlow Group, where he was responsible for leading, managing and executing searches in the Digital Media,

Previously, Mark was a Partner at Barlow Group, where he was responsible for leading, managing and executing searches in the Digital Media, Mobile and Software sectors.  Before joining Barlow Group, Mark was a Senior Associate at James & Company, a premier boutique executive search firm.  He also served as a Senior Associate in Silicon Valley working in the Advanced Technology practice for one of the world’s largest executive search firms. Earlier in his career, Mark served as Director, Human Capital for a boutique venture capital fund where he assisted in attracting and retaining key executives, advised and recruited for the Fund’s portfolio companies, and lead professional recruiting efforts for the Fund. Mark began his career at a premier law firm working on high technology venture financings,

Before joining Barlow Group, Mark also served as a Senior Associate in Silicon Valley working in the Advanced Technology practice for one of the world’s largest executive search firms.

Mark began his career at a premier law firm working on high technology venture financings, M&A and public offerings. Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tufts University and has completed graduate coursework at UCLA and UC Berkeley.