Jim Jacobs

Jim Jacobs is a visionary entrepreneur who has transformed Focus Insite, a market research recruitment company, from a solo endeavor into a two-time Inc. 5000 laureate and secured the #6 spot in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 awards.

Jim’s impressive educational background, including stints at Malvern Prep, Saint Joseph’s University, Harvard Business School, and the Wharton School of Business, has laid the foundation for his success. He is a recognized subject matter expert in entrepreneurship and market research, and his thought leadership extends beyond the walls of Focus Insite. 

Jim is deeply involved in the market research community, playing an integral role as a member and Regional Director of the Insights Association. He also holds memberships in QRCA, AMA, and ESOMAR, and his expertise is frequently sought after for panels and podcasts. 

Jim’s passion for nurturing talent is evident in his engaging “Power of Ask” talks, where he inspires young entrepreneurs with his entrepreneurial journey and insights. He is also a dedicated volunteer coach in the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator program, mentoring emerging entrepreneurs toward their success.

Jim’s enthusiasm extends beyond the boardroom into the sports arena, where he has led the Malvern Prep hockey team to multiple championships. His leadership and strategic thinking are not limited to the business world. 

Jim’s commitment to the community is unwavering. He is a board member of Hockey Cares and actively participates in initiatives like the annual hockey give back with Sow Good Now and the Faith Tabernacle Church. As a membership chair and active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, Jim embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and community service, continually striving to impact the business world and society positively. 

In essence, Jim Jacobs is more than a successful CEO; he is a mentor, educator, community leader, and a driving force in the market research industry. He is committed to making a meaningful difference in both the professional and local communities. 

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