President, Xerox Technology
Jeffrey Jacobson is president of the Xerox Technology business. He was named to this position and appointed an executive vice president of the corporation in July 2014. Jacobson has been a corporate officer since February 2012.
Jacobson will become the chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation following the completion of the company’s planned separation into two publicly traded companies. The transaction is on track to be completed by the end of 2016.
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
Video: “Next Xerox CEO: Rochester is an important part of us”, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 30 June 2016
Q&A feature with Jeff Jacobson on his first visit to Rochester since being named CEO of Xerox Corp.
Video: “Xerox Technology President Jeff Jacobson Touts Xerox Diversification”, WhatTheyThink.com, 28 June 2016
Jeff Jacobson, president, Xerox Technology Business, reflects on Xerox’s diversified presence at drupa 2016
“Former Kodak executive to lead Xerox post-split”, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 24 June 2016.
“Xerox Picks Insider Jeff Jacobson to Succeed Ursula Burns as CEO”, Wall Street Journal, 24 June 2016.
Video: “Xerox Press Conference at drupa 2016”, Printing News, 2 June 2016
Jeff Jacobson, president, Xerox Technology Business ushers in the triumphant return of Xerox to the “Olympics” of the Graphic Communications Industry in video footage from the Xerox press conference at drupa.