Douglas joined IPS Group in December 2008 as a Senior Vice President of their US search division, IPS Search. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for developing and managing senior-level engagements for domestic and international clients across the spectrum of the insurance industry.
Previously, Douglas was a Managing Director of Jacobson Executive Search and lead senior-level client searches on a national basis in the property & casualty and life & health arenas. He joined that organization in June 1992, subsequent to the acquisition of a boutique insurance search and staffing firm of which he served as Founder & Managing Partner.
Douglas has been engaged in executive search specifically within the insurance community for more than 40 years. During this time, he has successfully partnered with insurers, F-1000 corporations, agents/brokers, and consulting firms to address and successfully fulfill their critical needs at the highest levels in a broad range of industry-specific disciplines, including claims, underwriting, finance, operations, risk management, information systems, safety, and sales.
A second-generation insurance professional and initially trained as an Adjuster, Douglas has maintained an active role in various industry associations at the local, regional and national levels. His involvement includes participation in organizations such as CPCU, APCIA, MPL, and RIMS. As a widely recognized authority on staffing, recruiting and employee retention topics and he is often invited to speak to groups and associations. Additionally, he was a Charter Member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and served as its recruiting liaison for several years.Back to the team