Paul Jerde '74 has held a number of senior general management and senior financial management positions with private and public companies in a broad variety of industries and markets. He has also served on the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies. His management experiences have included early stage start-ups and emerging growth companies, later stage established companies and companies undergoing substantial transition or turn-arounds. The companies have spanned numerous markets including consumer, medical (clinical systems, medical devices), telecommunications (paging systems and network management), biotechnology, voice recognition systems for order fulfillment and electronic commerce.
Paul co-founded Corboy and Jerde, LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in private transactions for emerging growth and medium sized businesses. The firm's clients reflected the diversity and rapid growth profiles typified by the expanding entrepreneurially driven sector of companies in the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, Mr. Jerde was CEO and Chairman of Requisite Technology, Inc., an early stage electronic commerce information services business. Requisite created proprietary state-of-the-art "universal" cataloging processes and electronic cataloging technology that enabled a foundation for successful e-Commerce. Prior to Requisite he served as CEO of Cortech, Inc. a public biotechnology research firm and before that as CEO of Mountain Medical Equipment, a public home-healthcare medical products company.