MARK JACOBSON
FOUNDER & CEO

Mark is Founder & CEO of Terrain Advisors 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 2 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 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. He serves as a Board Member for Mission Bit, a mission-driven Not-For-Profit organization helping to close the technology divide for disadvantaged Bay Area high school students via project-based computer science courses.