Jeff Jacobson has been in the speaking and personal appearance business since 2007 when he created a fake company and convinced Al Gore to speak at his university (no charges were pressed and VP Gore showed up).
Since then, he has organized and brokered hundreds of events around the world, working with the likes of Colin Powell, Sir Richard Branson, Ray Kurzweil, Georges St. Pierre, and he once booked a Don Cherry impersonator.
He switched from promoter to agent in 2009, and started a real company in the winter of 2013.
He is a hyperactive consumer of media, particularly obsessed with american politics, rap music, and serving as a matchmaker between event producers and talent.
Jeff Lohnes got his start in the entertainment business running the most impressive high school dances in Southwestern Nova Scotia. They were fantastic. Fast forward a few years he was coordinating a folk festival, and then moved on to book rock bands and host rap battles, and by 2005 booked his first speaker – a young(er) Justin Trudeau.
Over the past ten years, Jeff has split his time between being behind the scenes as an event organizer and marketer and his true passion as a talent agent. From politicians and city builders to famous athletes, actors and influencers, Jeff’s broad interests are at home in the fast and diverse world of speaker and talent representation.
Outside the office, Jeff has spent many years volunteering with TEDxToronto; he’s an above average cook, a Scrabble enthusiast and very amateur, but eager, hockey player.