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Robert Jacobson, President & CEO, InDemand Networks
Published November 17, 2008
From his 17th-floor corner office on the west side of New York City, InDemand President and CEO Robert Jacobson can look south toward lower Manhattan and west across the Hudson River. “I love the view here, and I love all the stuff I’ve picked up along the way,” he said.
The office reflects the company’s eclectic programming, from a Howard Stern cutout to boxing photos and two Emmy Awards for NASCAR In-Car. Jacobson moved in in 2004 and promptly tore down the wall to the adjacent conference room to open up the space.
“I feel at home here,” Jacobson said. “I really feel I can maximize my productivity. The staff feels very comfortable in here, too, and so that makes it easy for them to say what they need to say, not what it is they think I want them to say.”
1. An almost-life-size cardboard Howard Stern. 2. ESPN football helmet autographed by Gale Sayers. 3. Fight photos (Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson, left; Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas). 4. Autographed photo of De La Hoya
5. Bobblehead from 2001 MLB All-Star Game. 6. Autographed photo of Mickey Mantle.
7. Joe Namath autographed football. 8. Emmy Award
“There is a lot of memorabilia in here from things that we started and subsequently became part of the platforms,” Jacobson said.
“I’m a firm believer in the paperless office. Between my desktop, my laptop and the telephone, I can conduct 95 percent of my business.”
A harmonica autographed by Bob Dylan.
MLB Extra Innings crystal baseball; photo of the 1923 New York Yankees
Antique radio; NASCAR clock