Jacob Galecki — Recruiter & Managing Principal
For nearly a decade, Jacob Galecki has been a fixture of the actuarial and data science communities. Having worked as an actuary early in his career, Jacob leveraged his deep understanding of actuarial and data science work into a successful career as a recruiter. Jacob previously played an instrumental role in the formation of another successful actuarial search firm and the building out an internal actuarial and data science search function from the ground up at a Fortune 100 company. Jacob has a passion for recruiting and has recruited and placed over 500 actuarial, analytics, and data science professionals.
Jacob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science from Temple University and a Master of Liberal Arts in History and Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Jacob is a Trustee for Gamma Iota Sigma, the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. When not on the phone talking to candidates and clients, Jacob can be found in the kitchen making pizza.
Austin Jared — Recruiter
Austin Jared joined Galecki Search Associates in 2019 as a recruiter. Austin has years of experience in the tech space, and he has worked in a variety of roles from sales to development. Austin is drawn to client interaction leading him naturally to the recruitment space.
Austin attended Hendrix College, where he studied Computer Science and Philosophy. During his time at Hendrix, Austin completed many inter-disciplinary studies including a political and cultural analysis of Cuba. Additionally, he ran his own weekly radio show, worked in robotics, built and enhanced websites and web applications, championed campus diversity, and served as president of the Hendrix Computer Science Club. Outside of work, Austin loves to travel and check out new restaurants.
Davanna Jared — Recruiter, Relocation Specialist & Operations Manager
Davanna Jared has years of experience in actuarial and data science recruitment. She worked with Jacob at another recruitment firm and together they were the top-performing team. In addition to recruiting, Davanna is a licensed realtor giving her incredible insight into the intricacies of candidate relocation and mobility. Earlier in her career, Davanna held positions in customer service and in theater education. In her role as Coordinator of Education & Outreach at Theatre Memphis, she was responsible for elevating the effectiveness of their children’s theater programming, significantly increasing its footprint.
Davanna attended Arkansas State University and the KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts. Outside of the office, Davanna can be found rescuing dogs and participating in myriad volunteer activities.