Gerry Sherman is a member of Narva & Company’s multidisciplinary team of independent advisors. Gerry began his career at the Shawmut Bank of Boston as a commercial lending officer. While at the bank, he specialized in working with financially weak borrowers that required specialized lending services designed to support their working capital needs. In 1983, he founded his consulting practice and since that time he’s assisted over 550 family owned and privately held companies in a range of industries including manufacturing consumer product importing and marketing; distribution; construction; and retail.

During the first 20 years of his consulting career, he worked primarily as a “Turnaround Artist” focusing on a broad spectrum of financial and organizational issues that can impact a company’s short-term performance and long-term prospects. Gerry has also gained prominence in this field, winning the 2004 “Turnaround of the Year” award, speaking for numerous organizations including the Family Firm Institute, the Harvard Business School Turnaround Forum and the Risk Management Association, as well as authoring numerous articles for publications including Family Business, The Journal of Corporate Renewal and Commercial Lending Review.

Over the past ten years Gerry has broadened his practice and now also helps guide growing companies as both an advisor and a professional board member. Currently he sits on the board of The Community Development Corporation of New England (CDCNE). As a Small Business Administration funded lending company, CDCNE provides subordinated loans up to $10,000,000 for real estate and capital equipment acquisition purposes. Gerry also sits on CDCNE’s credit committee. He has also served as a member of the board of The Atsco Footwear Group; SOMUCHFUN, Inc.; and The Old Boston Mortgage Fund. In 2000, Gerry sold his firm to the CCR Group. At the time, CCR was the largest New England based CPA firm. In 2007, he re-established his own practice.

Gerry holds BS and MBA degrees from Boston University. He and his wife have two daughters and live in Needham, Massachusetts.