The U.S. insurance industry employment firm The Jacobson Group is merging with London-based executive search company ejsSearch, which serves European and international markets.

“As the industry becomes more global in nature, there is an overwhelming demand for a single solution to insurance talent regardless of geographic location,” said Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group. “This merger delivers a much-needed integrated one-team approach to client relationships for insurance search cross-border.”

The two firms said they have been collaborating since 2008.

“This is a merger of networks and expertise,” said Barbara Schönhofer, chief executive of ejs.

The merged companies will operate under The Jacobson Group brand with Greg Jacobson and Richard L. Jacobson continuing to serve as its co-chief executive officers.

Schönhofer will join The Jacobson Group’s executive management team as senior vice president and chief executive officer, global executive search.

The merger is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013.

Source: Jacobson Group