Jerry Knotts is the President/CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum and President of J.E. Knotts & Associates. He has more than 30 years successful experience in small, medium and large sized defense and aerospace low and hi-technology companies. He served as Vice-President/General Manasger, Defense Electronics Div, California Microwave and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Counselors, California Lutheran University School of Business; a member of the SoCalBio Investor Conference Company/Company Screening Board; and a mentor for the LARTA Institute.
Jerry has notable achievements in general business management, strategic planning, and business development. As a consultant. he serves on numerous Corporation Boards and provides strategic and financial planning services to small and medium sized companies. His academic background includes a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from Penn State University; an MBA from Auburn; and graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), and Air War College. Jerry is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer.