In 1989, Jerry founded the company that would become BusinessVoice. He partnered with Steve Timofeev to form WebArt in 2004, and created SensoryMax in 2012. In 2015, he introduced Mad Ave Marketing Management and joined with Terry Lesniewicz to start d2i. Together, the five agencies make up MadAveGroup.
Jerry has served other organizations as well. He is a founding member of the Customer Experience Marketing Alliance, a global partnership of premier point-of-contact marketing agencies. He was a pioneering member of the international On Hold Messaging Association and has served as its Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Marketing Chair. He also served as President of the Toledo Chapter of The American Advertising Federation. In 2012, he received that organization’s highest honor, The Silver Medal Award.
Jerry has also worked with the Toledo Area Business Network, the Chief Executive Boards, and the Young Entrepreneur Society, and has served as a trustee for both the Huntington Community Center and the Sylvania Area Regional Transit Planning Commission.
Jerry’s true passion lies in sales and training. He has personally sold millions of dollars of telecommunication and point-of-contact marketing products and services to hundreds of clients during a career that began in 1978.
In demand as a speaker and trainer, Jerry addresses over a dozen conferences, seminars and symposiums each year. He conducts customized training sessions for companies throughout the country. His areas of expertise include: communication; tactical, strategic, and consultative selling; sales management; point-of contact, audio, video, sensory, and website marketing; networking; customer service; and business development.
Outside of work Jerry enjoys participating in sports, travel and outdoor adventure, motorcycling, and playing music with his brothers, sons and friends.