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In his current role, Jacobson leads the company’s technology business, which offers a diverse portfolio of hardware, software and services to customers ranging from small businesses to multinational enterprises. He is responsible for worldwide strategy, sales channel operations, marketing, technical services and customer support, and product development, manufacturing and distribution.
Jacobson joined Xerox in 2012 as the president of Global Graphic Communications Operations where he led strategy, operations and product development of the company’s production systems portfolio for the global graphic communications market. In 2014, as the chief operating officer of the Xerox Technology business, his responsibilities were expanded to include strengthening the technology product and solutions portfolio, managing the cost base and driving supply chain, manufacturing and overall efficiencies.
Prior to Xerox, Jacobson served as the president and chief executive officer of Presstek, adding the title of chairman in 2009. Previously, Jacobson was chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Company's $3.6 billion Graphic Communications Group. He also served for five years as CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a $1.7 billion joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
Jacobson is a graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo and holds a master's degree in industrial relations from the Cornell School of Industrial Relations. He also holds a juris doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey. Jacobson is also a member of the board of directors of The Business Council of New York State.
In the News
“Xerox Technology Business president Jeff Jacobson shares thoughts on Xerox strategy”, WhatTheyThink.com (video), 11 Dec. 2014
“An Interview with Jeff Jacobson of Xerox”, Castle Ink, 13 Aug. 2014
WhatTheyThink.com (video), "Jeff Jacobson of Xerox on changes at Xerox in supporting graphic communications”, 10 Oct. 2013
Cary Sherburne interviews Xerox’s Jeff Jacobson at PRINT 13 about the changes at the company and how it’s supporting the graphic communications market.
Red Sofa, Drupa 2012 online, May 2012
Video interview with Jacobson, discussing the company’s presence at Drupa 2012 and its plans for the future.
Xerox’s Jeff Jacobson explains his global role and management style – Part 2, OutputLinks.com, 4 May 2012
Jacobson discusses his personal management style, role models and global experience in the final article of a two-part series.
Xerox’s Jeff Jacobson explains his global role and management style – Part 1, OutputLinks.com, 30 April 2012
Jacobson discusses the company’s commitment to the graphic communications industry, as well as its customers.