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Acertitude Adds New Global Partner, Scott Jacobs, Heidrick & Struggles Veteran Acertitude Adds New Global Partner, Scott Jacobs, Heidrick & Struggles Veteran
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July 09, 2021

Acertitude Adds New Global Partner, Scott Jacobs, Heidrick & Struggles Veteran

NEW YORK (July 9, 2021) — Acertitude, the executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, announced today that Scott Jacobs has joined the global Technology practice as a partner to help clients around the world harness their single most critical resource — brilliant people at work.   

Scott will strategically guide clients through board and C-level searches along with expanding the reach of the firm’s leadership assessment offerings, with a focus on delivering rapid, transformational growth and operational improvements.  

His extensive, cross-border experience encompasses working with public and private enterprises across Europe and the Americas, advising clients across their talent agenda. He is exceptionally well-versed in communications infrastructure and services, SaaS, professional services, and the broader technology sectors. 

“A well-respected executive in the global technology recruitment space, Scott is an ideal fit for our quickly-scaling tech team,” said Rick DeRose, Acertitude co-founder and managing partner. “His vast experience in C-level search and assessment in conjunction with his extraordinary client-focused mentality will be invaluable to our team and our clients as we continue to scale our global platform with a singular focus on brilliant outcomes and service.” 

Scott most recently was a senior partner for 15 years with Heidrick and Struggles. There, he led the Technology & Services Practice across EMEA and was a member of the board practice, leading several Chairman and NED searches. Additionally, he spent two years in the Heidrick Consulting business where he delivered projects focused on improving executive team assessment and performance, identifying organizational deficiencies, and driving improvements. 

“I have been blown away by the team at Acertitude,” said Scott. “The ambition of the firm, the laser-focus on client satisfaction, the pace at which we deliver for our clients, and the attention to developing the next generation of talent in the firm resonate immensely with me and make me excited to be here.”  

Earlier in his career, Scott worked as a global management consultant for a range of board-level TMT clients. His teams addressed a variety of projects, from multi-million dollar restructuring projects at large organizations to new-business launches for technology start-ups. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

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Acertitude is a purpose-driven executive search firm and leadership consultancy, specialized in board, c-level, and senior executive search. As advocates of our clients’ businesses, we take extreme ownership of their recruitment needs, working in close partnership over the long-term. Our team specializes in the business and professional services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, private equity, and technology industries. To explore how Acertitude unleashes human potential, go to:

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