JERRY HERMAN, CFA
Co-Chair Investment Committee
Jerry Herman, CFA is co-chairman of the Prosperity Capital Advisors investment committee. In this capacity, Jerry reviews, develops and implements best practices in the investment process; conducts research of Dimensional portfolios and optimizes resources they provide; and, ultimately, helps ensure a quality investment decision process that instills confidence in PCA advisors and allows them to focus on their relationship management and client goals.
Jerry is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and President of Wisdom Capital, a consulting firm serving financial advisors, investment firms, and small businesses. He is also Co-Founder of Wisdom Investment Strategies, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), which operates a proprietary equity process. Jerry has spent more than 30 years in the investment business, most recently as a Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus, Inc., one of the largest research firms on Wall Street.
Jerry has received awards from The Wall Street Journal for stock picking and the Star-Mine/Financial Times for earnings estimate accuracy. He has also been quoted or referenced in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Crain’s, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as in regional and local media. Jerry has been a guest speaker or Chairman at industry conferences, and has authored numerous reports on companies and industry sectors. For many years, he has been an equity analyst in the education sector, specifically higher education, as well as an expert in training, and online learning.
As an equity analyst, he has reviewed hundreds of businesses and business models, as well as conducted extensive due diligence. He has consulted with senior executives, entrepreneurs, operating managers, board members, private equity investors, investor relations representatives at some of the largest, institutional investors in the world. He has been involved in thousands of company investor conferences, meetings or calls; and personally conducted hundreds of personal interviews and strategic assessments with senior executives of public and privately held companies.
Jerry has worked with a variety of industries including education, business services, staffing, professional services, transportation, natural resources, chemicals/specialty chemicals, building materials, consumer durables, and manufacturing and process industries. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in finance from Cleveland State University and a degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.