The Jacobson Group has hired Jim Farmer to be chief financial officer and head of information technology.[@@]

The Jacobson Group, Chicago, finds executives and other employees for insurance companies and other financial services companies.

Farmer previously was chief operating officer of ConsumerBase L.L.C., Evanston, Ill., an Internet marketing firm.

Farmer has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Montana. He holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.