Meet Our Team

Jerry Straus


Jerry Straus is JMW’s Chairman and one of the firm’s three founding partners. Over three decades, he has helped steer the company’s long track record of business performance and global growth, partnering with clients around the world as they make extraordinary advances in their business performances. JMW’s client roster ranges from Fortune 100 corporations to entrepreneurial firms in industries as diverse as mining, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.

Jerry also represents JMW as a member of an international, interdisciplinary consortium that brings together business leaders, consultants, and practitioners with scholars and thought leaders in a range of academic disciplines. Working in concert, they have developed, tested, and applied new insights and practical innovations that provide an entirely new access for individual and organizational performance.

Jerry has been a master musician for most of his life and remains very active in the world of music. He has participated as a Director on the Boards of various non-profit organizations, such as the Boston Theater Redevelopment Fund and Pro Musicis. He is currently a Director of the International Keyboard Institute in New York, New York. Jerry is also an avid supporter of Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Jerry holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Boston University and lives in Ghent, New York with his wife Nancy.