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Jerry Behar

Medical Devices, Education Tech, Enterprise SW/ SaaS, All

Co-Founder, Grand River Solution and Founder of Workiva (NYSE: WK)
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Jerry Behar - Jerry Behar is the founder and Managing Director of Nissim Capital and co-founder and chairman of Grand River Solutions. He was the founding CEO, managing director, and visionary of Workiva (NYSE: WK), the leading provider of connected data, reporting, and compliance solutions. Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises to collect, manage, report and analyze business data in real time. Wdesk includes a sophisticated productivity suite for business data collaboration and reporting that is used by thousands of corporations, including more than 75% of the Fortune 500. Prior to Workiva, Jerry was the founder and CEO of Financial Intelligence, which ranked number 33 on the 2008 Inc. 500 list of the USA’s fastest growing private companies. He previously served as the chief financial officer of MS2 Inc. and Engineering Animation Inc., where he negotiated eight corporate acquisitions. Jerry also co-founded International Risk Control Inc. and has additional executive experience that includes notable positions at Woodside Hotels and Matrix Pharmaceutical. Jerry is on the board of directors of Visby Medical. and served on the board/audit committee of Portal Software prior to their acquisition by Oracle in 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and earned his B.A. in business administration from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University. Jerry was named the 2018 Alumnus of the Year and served as an advisory board member from 2013 – 2017 for the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.