The Negotiator, Banker, Marketer and Watchmaker.
Bob Jacobs (left), Jason Reaby and Matt Sears with some of Haig and Hastings’ stock of watches. Photo courtesy BNWA
To revive this company after almost a year, Bob Jacobs resisted the temptation of a “cookie cutter” liquidation. Instead he restructured and resurrected this local watch business through negotiation with stakeholders and spending his own money to transfer stock from several countries to Perth.