Jerry is currently a Satire Fellow, with particular expertise in early stage strategies, having resided over several successful joint ventures and start-ups, including obtaining financing, and bringing quality products to market.
During time spent working in the United States, he worked at board level in three companies, bringing new products into USA markets in the Diving industry, the Conductivity measurement industry (fuels, solvents, surfactants), and the branded high quality Scottish merchandise industry.
He has completed a fast track executive education MBA at Babson College in Boston, USA, the no.1 ranked school in the world for entrepreneurial studies.(FT.com, Bloomberg.com, Forbes.com).
He is currently working in Scotland on an innovative fuel additive product that will reduce omissions significantly for existing vehicles, and an accommodation product that will provide an integrated living solution for older people.
Jerry started his career as a Chartered Architect, and, having won a design competition for innovative housing in Edinburgh, he set up his own design company, Andell Architects.
He noticed a gap in the market for a Building Contractor offering high quality all- trades services and formed his next company, a construction company. This grew rapidly into a profitable high turnover business and he was then able to convince banks to lend larger sums of money to him, so Jerry started his third company, buying land and developing it. In the first two years he bought commercial and domestic properties to rent, and then proceeded with developing to sell.
He is Director and Trustee of the Management Board of Theatre-Workshop Scotland, which he has helped grow from a struggling company with a deficit to now producing profitable £2million+ films. This has involved approaches for finance with an innovative and entrepreneurial attitude.
Jerry's reputation as both a designer and a creative entrepreneur means he is invited to give tutorials and lectures at various design and technical schools including Newcastle University, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Telford College and Edinburgh College of Art. He was selected by Beaux-Arts to work for the French Embassy (Bureau des Sciences, Humaines et Sociales) looking at the political directives behind some of the creative ideas in place there.
Jerry has played and performed music most of his life in different bands and music nights around Scotland. He created and ran the very successful Club Belushi night in Edinburgh for three years, where much of Edinburgh's independent musicians would play. He has done spots as a stand-up comedian in the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and 2011.