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Business Resume

Business Resume

Mr. Jacobsen is an attorney and businessman who owns and operates successful businesses in the sports and entertainment industries. 
 
Among Mr. Jacobsen’s business investments is the Wilmington Blue Rocks Professional Baseball Club. The Blue Rocks are a single “A” affiliate of the Kansas City Royals who play in a 6,500 seat multi-purpose stadium adjacent to Interstate 95 in Wilmington, Delaware. The Club, a member of the Carolina League, won the League Championship in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 1999 and has advanced to the championship series in other years of the franchise’s existence. The performance of the Club – on the field and in the front office – has resulted in numerous national awards for excellence. 
 
Mr. Jacobsen also had interests in the restaurant industry, being the primary investor in Typhoon Brewery at 54th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City, highlighted in Gourmet magazine. 
 
In the movie industry, Mr. Jacobsen was Executive Producer of the film “The Quality of Light” starring Blythe Danner and Frederic Forrest, and Producer of the movie “Good Luck” starring Gregory Hines and Vincent D’Onofrio. 
 
Through his law office and sports marketing company Sports Concepts, Inc., Mr. Jacobsen provides legal advisory and consulting services to professional athletes on promotions, product endorsements, foundations, appearances and other marketing activities. Among Mr. Jacobsen’s clients is former star Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick, former Phillies All Star Outfielder Shane Victorino, basketball icon and legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving, and other present and former notable professional athletes. An avid athlete himself, Mr. Jacobsen was a four year starter in baseball and soccer in college and continues to participate in competitive soccer, baseball, tennis and other sports. As a result of Mr. Jacobsen’s diverse business interests and broad legal experience, he has developed a network of contacts and experts in the fields of promotions and marketing to maximize the range of services available to his clients. However, because of his own personal experiences as an athlete, Mr. Jacobsen is a “hands on” advisor who personally handles all contract negotiations and related legal work, and closely oversees all endorsement and other marketing arrangements once in place. For that same reason, Sports Concepts only handles a select, but highly recognizable roster of clients to which it can devote its full attention. Mr. Jacobsen believes the creation and maintenance of a client’s image and persona requires that all marketing efforts be fully integrated and synchronized so that a clear message or “brand” 
is communicated to the target audience. Among Sports Concepts’ services for its clients are: 
 
  • appearances 
  • endorsements 
  • corporate sponsorships 
  • corporate spokespersons 
  • corporate hospitality 
  • broadcast negotiation 
  • event development/management 
  • special events 
 
Mr. Jacobsen is active in many civic and athletic organizations in his local community.  Mr. Jacobsen founded and managed a small independent record label which recorded Philadelphia area artists of various musical genres in such famed studios as KAJEM Studios in Gladwyn, PA, Studio 4 in Philadelphia, Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and The House of Music in West Orange, NJ., successfully promoting his artists on regional level along the East Coast. He was an active member of the Philadelphia Music Alliance which, through fellow Board members Larry Magid and other industry heavyweights, established the "Walk of Fame" along the Avenue of the Arts on Broad Street in Philadelphia, honoring musicians with Philadelphia roots such as Hall & Oates, Boyz II Men, and others with national and international fame. 
 
Through his record company, Mr. Jacobsen also was a founding sponsor and active advisor to the Philadelphia Music Conference, an annual assembly of industry executives, producers, promoters, musicians, songwriters and others which held multiple day panel discussions on a wide variety of topics in the music industry, showcased bands at local venues, and featured such keynote speakers as Jonathan Poneman, founder of Sub-Pop Records, and Michael Greene, the National President and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Artists & Sciences. 
 
In February 1995, President Clinton appointed Mr. Jacobsen to the President's Advisory Committee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the Executive Committee and head of the Projects Committee, a Presidential Appointment that he held for the next six years. 

Mr. Jacobsen is a founder and partner in a company called Global Sporting Integration (GSI).

Global Sporting Integration (GSI) enables professional athletes from abroad to adapt, survive, and thrive while playing their sports in the United States. Through helping these athletes overcome the many challenges of international transplantation – including a new language and cultural context as well as different food, climates, training schedules, practice regimens, and media expectations – GSI helps to cultivate a more comfortable, efficient, and productive athlete, which benefits both the athlete and the clubs and leagues that have invested in the athlete’s potential. 

The physical, mental, and emotional challenges of transitioning to new professional lives in America have cost many promising athletes their careers, resulting in large financial losses for themselves and their clubs. These losses are not only unacceptable, they are avoidable. 

GSI works directly with athletes, as well as with clubs and league officials, in implementing custom-tailored solutions that create an
optimum environment for athletes from abroad to perform at the highest level, therefore maximizing their potential and adding value to their clubs and leagues.
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