Gerard has spent most of his career (28 years) as a partner at Arthur Andersen. While at Andersen, he specialized in technology based clients (8 IPO’s and numerous financings), small and medium sized manufacturing and service companies, and Japanese transplants. He was the manager of the Emerging Company Business for Arthur Andersen’s Michigan Region and manager of Andersen’s Ann Arbor office. Following Arthur Andersen, Gerard became CFO of a $50 million sales manufacturing company. As CFO of the manufacturing company, he was instrumental in increasing per share value 4 times in three years after more than a dozen years of no growth. He then oversaw the sale of the company. Gerard has served on numerous boards of directors during his career.
He received his MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.