Jerry Matthews assists organizations and individuals in creating a successful future.
He does that through presentations on future trends, facilitating strategic thinking, and executive advice.
During his 27 years of experience as CEO of the largest trade associations in Illinois and Florida, he created a vast array of new programs, products and services. He is recognized for interpreting future trends and concepts through presentations, articles, books and videos.
As a consultant during the last eight years, Jerry has made hundreds presentations on future trends (keynote speeches, leadership conferences, and visioning workshops). He has also completed hundreds of Strategic Thinking events. Many of these were multiple planning steps (surveys, focus groups, trends presentations, stakeholder interviews, scenario sessions, planning retreats, implementation). In addition to executive advising and searches, Jerry has advised on organizational reviews, restructuring and mergers. These events were throughout the US and Canada.
Jerry’s ability to see future trends increases the value of his services. And personal interaction with thousands of professionals and dozens of organizations gives him a deep understanding of business challenges and changes. This creates perceptive trends presentations, realistic strategic sessions, and solid advice. And he thoroughly enjoys the action – the debate – the creativity – the fun – of future planning and interactive presentations.
Jerry has a BS degree from Samford University, an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He earned the CAE designation as well as a Black Belt in Karate. He is a Professional member of the National Speakers Association.