Mr. Jacobs has more than 18 years of experience in human resources with particular emphasis on employee/labor relations, talent acquisition, talent management, legal compliance, and training.
Mr. Jacobs previously worked for Schnuck Markets, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, most recently as the Senior Director of Employee & Labor Relations with oversight of the Labor Relations, Talent Acquisition, and Employment/Labor Law functions. Schnuck Markets has 13,000+ employees spread across 110+ retail locations and facilities in four states. Prior to working for Schnuck Markets, Mark spent nine years in private law practice defending employers in employment and labor-related matters.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mark spent over 8 years on active duty in the United States Navy as an EA-6B Prowler Electronic Countermeasures Officer, deploying to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 1998 and 2000. Mark also spent time assigned to the Naval Personnel Command as a placement officer in Millington, TN, where he discovered his interest in human resources.
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Truman State University in 1995 and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008.