At Schoolbuilder, Jerry brings his creativity and experience to provide the strategic and instructional leadership to oversee Schoolbuilder’s day to day operations. He has a transparent, inclusive, respectful, and forward-thinking style geared to generating lasting relationships and business results. Jerry’s vision for Schoolbuilder is a collaborative partnership where charter school needs are fulfilled through innovative solutions. Other people may see a problem, Jerry sees an opportunity.
Jerry Pence is a graduate from both Yale University and Stanford Graduate School of Business and understands the importance of education. He has over 23 years of entrepreneurial, operating, private equity, management consulting, and investment banking experience. Jerry’s most recent experience was acting as President and COO for a leading asset management company in charge of the company’s vision, strategy, operations, and overall organizational development. He has an extensive private equity track record acquiring 11 companies with over $1.5 billion in revenue, primarily in the technology, media, telecom, and education technology sectors that generated over 5 times cash-on-cash returns; his responsibilities included deal origination, transaction negotiation, strategy development and deployment, coaching and mentoring leadership teams.
Jerry has served on the Board of Directors of 12 companies throughout his career and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Longboard Asset Management.