An accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in the media industry, Mr. Eric Jacobson of Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO) is well versed in all aspects of high-level business management. Eric Jacobson was most recently employed as the Senior Vice President of Administration (Shared Services) for Penton Media, Inc., one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies.
Over Eric Jacobson’s 26-year tenure with Penton Media, he held a number of important positions critical to the overall growth and success of the company. Promoted six times throughout his career at Penton Media, Eric Jacobson held wide-ranging responsibilities that led him to develop an extensive skill set, which includes expertise in strategic planning, business development, operations and project management, mergers and acquisitions, team building and training, marketing and public relations, internal corporate communications, and more. In his most recent position, Eric Jacobson specialized in integration, reengineering, and process improvement. In addition to his extensive practical experience, Eric Jacobson boasts an impressive education and holds a number of degrees. Eric Jacobson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Michigan. Upon receiving his BA, Eric Jacobson enrolled in graduate school at the University of Illinois, where he continued to study journalism, eventually earning his Master’s degree. In the 1990s, while employed at Penton Media full-time, Eric Jacobson returned to school to acquire his MBA. In his spare time, Eric Jacobson enjoys exercising, traveling, and reading. Some of Eric’s current favorite books are "The DNA of Leadership" by Judith E. Glaser, "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done" by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, "The Personality Code" by Travis Bradberry, and "Second Acts" by Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine.
Eric Jacobson is the author of a blog on helping professionals to become more effective managers. His blog is: http://ericjacobsononmanagement.blogspot.com/
Eric Jacobson also writes about leadership for Examiner.com: