In 1995, Jacobovicz founded the telecommunications company, Horizon Telecom. The company merged with Sanjoo Group and bought the eGoverne Group. Now, Jacobovicz is working with Korea Telecom and Korea Wireless Communication Company to enhance the company’s internet connection. For his outstanding accomplishments, Jacobovicz was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 in the Telcos. In 2014, he was recognized as “President” by the French Business Magazine “L’Expansion”.
In his personal life, Haroldo Jacobovicz is a member of the World Economic Forum and serves as a consultant to many international groups. To support the needs of the developing nations, creating the Horizons by Haroldo Jacobovicz did not come easy, especially for an entrepreneur like Jacobovicz who, throughout his life, has dealt with tremendous financial difficulties and personal hardships.
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“At 19 years old, I had to pay my rent on credit cards,” says Jacobovicz. “Over the next year, I found myself in debt almost $100,000. At that point, I did what anyone who’s starting their business would do: I sold all of my possessions, gave away all of my possessions, and started working 50 hours a week. I was going to do whatever it took to build my dream.”
Haroldo Jacobovicz was born 1971 in New York City. At the age of six, Jacobovicz learned that his father was a Holocaust survivor. He later realized that he was Jewish. In 1975, the family relocated to Los Angeles to escape the turbulence in the former Yugoslavia. Haroldo Jacobovicz had completed the seventh grade before they moved. While attending a community college, he obtained his diploma and began working for two telecommunication companies.
He then transferred to Long Beach State College, where he earned a bachelor’s. Later, his Microsystem’s technology would ultimately become Spectrum software and a leading provider of operational business intelligence for business customers. With Spectrum, Jacobovicz realized his dreams of working on something he loved.