Most recently with UCB Pharma, Jerry spent many years in the training field with companies such as Bayer, Sanofi, Roche and BMS. Jerry also served as a consultant, particularly in his field of specialization, Managed Markets Training.
At the LTEN Conference this past spring, Jerry was the picture of health – trim and vigorous, and (as always) ready to teach. However, he fell ill during the week; and when the doctors treated him, they discovered that he had a Stage 4 untreatable cancer. This was stunning news, as he had been asymptomatic before that week.
I had the privilege of working closely with Jerry throughout the years and considered him to be, not only a very knowledgeable and personable professional, but a genuine friend. Jerry and I used to meet for lunch at an Irish pub in Parsippany (NJ) to brainstorm business and it always struck me how energetic and enthused he was about his work. He wasn’t looking to retire – he had too many ideas, and an irrepressible drive to teach.
He was a veteran, a family man, and a truly amazing networker. More than that, however – he was a true gentleman.
Jerry was one of the good guys and will be truly missed by all who knew him. The announcement of his passing is here.