MARK JACOBSON
FOUNDER & CEO

Mark is Founder & CEO of Terrain and serves as a Fund Advisor and Co-Founder at SignalFire, an early stage venture capital fund.  Over the course of his 20-year career, Mark has founded two companies, served as an early employee at 2 more, and worked for some of the highest regarded executive search firms in the US. He has completed over 350 executive searches across Consumer and Enterprise high-growth companies.

Most recently, Mark served as a senior Partner at True Search, where he served on the executive committee, led the 25 person San Francisco office and helped the company scale from 20 people to over 120 in 4 years.  

Prior to True, Mark founded Ignition Talent Group, a data-driven talent acquisition firm that helped high-growth companies recruit elite executives. Earlier in his career, Mark earned a reputation as a top performer at leading multi-national and boutique search firms, including Korn/Ferry, Futurestep, and James & Co., as well as Barlow Group, where he served as a partner. Mark began his career at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Mark earned a B.A from Tufts University and has completed graduate coursework at UCLA and UC Berkeley.