Following in the accomplished footsteps of his mother (EBC President/Co-Founder Tracey Hinrichs), Jacob has been working in the industry since the age of four when he learned to sit quietly during conference calls. From sorting payroll stuffers to answering phones, he eventually took on tasks that included scheduling employees for one-on-one appointments and attending benefit fairs and group meetings. As executive assistant, Jacob attends the University of Cincinnati as a Political Science major and also brings to EBC his skills and expertise as a SelerixBenSelect case builder.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED ON THE JOB:
Be a sponge. It is pertinent to absorb everything possible in order to advance and strive in every field of work.
THEME SONG THAT SUMS UP MY LIFE:
“Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi has a chorus that really echoes in my life: “I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know / Everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold / I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good.” These lyrics reassure me that while the road may get bumpy, I’m eventually going to surpass the adversity of life.
My mother. She has demonstrated that hard work really does pay off and that anything can be accomplished through determination and will power.
BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED:
Never rely on others. The most effective way to complete a task is to keep it in your own hands.
I’M BETTER THAN ANYONE AT COOKING UP:
A good old-fashioned debate. I feel it is the best way to contest ideas and ultimately share knowledge between the parties involved.
BEST NON-NUTRITIONAL SNACK FOR BRAIN ACTIVATION:
Potato chips – Salt and Vinegar to be exact. Keeping your stomach and taste buds happy is sure to help increase productivity … and the amount of grease on your keyboard.
WHO WILL PLAY ME IN THE MOVIE BASED ON MY CAREER:
Leonardo DiCaprio. He is able to play a wide range of roles in a very successful film career. I can only hope to reflect this sort of versatility in the professional realm. Oh, yeah, did I mention we are twins, too?
While it is cliché, my most prized possession is life. You never know how quickly it can be taken away.