Mark Jacobson

Partner & Executive Committee Member| San Francisco Email LinkedIn

Based in San Francisco, Mark is a four-time entrepreneur and a member of the True Search executive committee. He specializes in CEO, GM, Marketing, Sales and Product searches for companies in the Consumer, Internet / eCommerce, and SaaS sectors.

Prior to joining True, Mark founded Ignition Talent Group, a data-driven talent acquisition firm that helped high-growth companies recruit elite executives. Previously, Mark served as a partner at executive search firm Barlow Group where he focused on recruiting senior leadership into rapidly growing startup companies. Earlier in his career, he also earned a reputation as a top performer at leading boutique and multi-national search firms where he lead, managed and executed executive level searches.

Mark earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University and has completed graduate coursework at UCLA and UC Berkeley. A sports and real estate fanatic, Mark lives in Silicon Valley with his awesome wife, Gita, and two beautiful children Jillian and Caden. 


Specializes in CEO, GM, Marketing, Sales and Product searches.

Industries include Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Payments, Mobile and SaaS.

Began career at WSGR working on high tech venture financings, M&A and public offerings.

Avid outdoor enthusiast who loves running, hiking and snowboarding.

Happily married, lives in the Peninsula, and proud new dad to daughter Jilian.