BRETT CARTER, MBA, CIC
Managing Director at The Jacobson Group
Brett Carter is a Managing Director for The Jacobson Group’s executive search team, managing C-level, Vice President and other executive-level searches for clients from all sectors of the insurance industry.
Brett brings more than 20 years of insurance experience to his role with Jacobson, most recently serving as Diversity Partner for Munich Re US P&C. In this role, he collaborated with human resources and other business unit leaders to attract, develop and retain top talent. During his time at Munich Re, Brett also served as Senior Territory Sales Manager for American Modern, a Munich Re subsidiary, managing the company’s growth and distribution strategies for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Brett’s impressive career also includes tenures with Founders Insurance Company, Travelers and State Farm. Additionally, he holds the following industry accreditations: Associate in Claims, Certified Insurance Counselor, and Illinois property and casualty license. His deep industry experience, passion for innovation and organizational excellence, and strong communication skills translate into expert executive search and selection consulting for his insurance clients.
Brett is passionate about attracting diverse talent to insurance and fostering a supportive and inclusive industry that affords all individuals growth and leadership opportunities. A diversity champion, Brett serves as the Vice President of the National African American Insurance Association Chicago chapter and a member of the Rising Insurance Star Executives D&I committee. Brett is also a member of the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association Career Development Committee, which aims to create interest, awareness and enthusiasm about careers in the industry. Additionally, Brett earned the Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.
Brett is a Board Member for Ascentra Credit Union, a full-service not-for-profit financial institution serving members in the Midwest. He also previously served as President of the Illinois 1752 Club. Brett attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in marketing/advertising with a concentration in business management. He later received his Master of Business Administration from the Forbes School of Business