Jerome sees diversity as an integral part of his role as CEO. As such, he continues to drive diverse hiring and has targets in place for a fully balanced, diverse workforce within Open Therapeutics. Externally, he is an advisor to the CEO of V2 Soft and a member of the company advisory board, and has personally helped the company gain two new contracts for significant revenue increases. He is also advisor to the CEO of KYYBA International and a member of their Advisory Board. Jerome is also a board member and financial contributor of Real Life 101 charity for mentoring underprivileged inner city minority youth in 11 states in the US. He recently co-authored a book titled “Make Your business a Lean Business”, which has been highly commended for building a winning culture and improving operational excellence within its reader’s companies. Additionally, he been selected to be the Key Note speaker at the Global Manufacturing Alliance Gala at the Golden Valley Country Club, and was recently appointed Chairman of the Board for Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota. The Goodwill Organization helps those with workplace entry barriers to get meaningful jobs, many of whom are ethnic minorities.