Jerry brings over 25 years of experience in leadership, operations, private equity, management consulting, and investment banking. As the Executive Chairman of Sciata, Jerry is responsible for creating the vision of the company, providing the necessary resources to execute its strategy, and ensuring the business operates following its core values and with proper pace. Jerry is also the Managing Partner of Balanced Capital Partners, focused on leading the company’s vision and culture, as well as deal sourcing and transaction negotiations. Jerry has acquired 12 companies with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion, generating over a 8.4x return on invested capital for investors. Prior to forming Balanced Capital Partners, Jerry was the CEO of Bleuwave, a company that combined capital formation services with construction capabilities for facilities-based businesses seeking to grow. He was also the President of Longboard Asset Management before that, where he successfully restructured the company and put in place their new 5-year strategic roadmap. Jerry has also held positions as the Head of Private Equity at The Pivotal Group and Partner at Najafi Companies, as well as positions with Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, focused on mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, for The Boston Consulting Group, he concentrated on strategy formation for companies in the technology, energy, and healthcare sectors. Jerry serves or has served on the board of directors of Sciata, Network Solutions, Global Capacity, Direct Brands, Innovative Brands, Trend Homes, NxTV, Pan Am Education, and Longboard Asset Management, among others. Jerry is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese, and is always looking forward to spending time in Costa Rica with his wife and 2 kids. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.