Jerry Kocak, CEO
Jerry is responsible for overseeing the growth and development of Brew Detroit. He has over 30 years of financial and operational experience in companies from start-up to $1 billion in revenues. He has helped companies with cost control and revenue generation, acquisitions, public offerings, cash management, reengineering operations, financial and SEC reporting, strategic planning, forecasting, financial analysis, and cash flow. Jerry has over 15 years of experience working directly with entrepreneurs on issues ranging from strategic planning to day-to-day operations.
Jerry has assisted past companies through his focus on increased revenues and a reduction in operating expenses by organizing, developing and implementing the financial and operational processes required for growth, increased profitability, and meeting rapidly changing market and operational demands. He provides and implements plans at a tactical level thereby ensuring success by establishing performance standards and metrics to hold associates accountable for results at all levels. Jerry’s past experience includes: CFO of a $100 million retailer, VP- Finance and Operations of a $75 million wholesaler, VP- Corporate Controller of a $500 million telecommunications company, VP of Finance and Operations of a $100 million hospitality company, and Audit Manager of Coopers and Lybrand (currently Price Waterhouse Coopers).
Jerry received his BS-Business Administration degree from Duquesne University and his MBA degree from Florida Atlantic University. He holds a CPA license and belongs to the AICPA.