Jerry Palmer currently serves as the Managing Director of J. Palmer & Associates. Jerry has over 30 years of experience in the Agriculture, Chemicals, Natural Resources, and Energy industries. An influential expert in corporate transformation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, and business process outsourcing, Jerry has spent a majority of his career helping small and large organizations transform and grow.
Jerry was previously managing director and APAC chemicals lead of Accenture where he was charged with raising awareness of Accenture’s chemical and agriculture practice in Asia. Jerry was responsible for driving growth and delivering value propositions to local and multinational clients, new and existing. While in Asia, Jerry lived in mainland China and developed a deep understanding of the Chinese business culture as well as expertise in Chinese and emerging market agriculture. This experience is the driver behind his interest in food safety and security. Jerry began his career at Accenture in 1991 and was promoted to equity Partner in 2000. Jerry had many roles and held many titles at Accenture over his two-plus decade career, but always was focused on solving Accenture clients’ largest and most complex problems.
Jerry has a keen sense of character, and is recognized for his ability to mentor and manage in a manner that maximizes performance of a leadership team. Jerry currently lives in Houston Texas with his wife Melissa.