GATC Health, a technology company revolutionizing drug discovery and disease prediction using artificial intelligence and advanced multiomics, today announced that Gerald “Jerry” Sokol, Jr. has joined the company as Chief Administration Officer.
Jerry has extensive experience managing and growing both large and small companies in rapidly evolving environments. His expertise spans operations, sales and marketing, and finance across a wide variety of markets, including the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Australia and Latin America. In his most recent role as Catalina Marketing’s Chief Executive Officer, Sokol was responsible for building a leading AI and data analytics product and reengineering Catalina’s digital product pipeline.
As Amtrak’s Chief Financial Officer, Sokol was responsible for managing more than $11 billion in assets, $1.4 billion of debt, and a multi-billion-dollar operating budget. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Vertis Communications, Inc., the third largest printing company in the U.S. with approximately $1.6 billion of annual revenue, printing free standing inserts, direct mail, large format as well as a newly created marketing services business, which he successfully sold in 2013. He also spent 10 years at AOL, where he held numerous leadership roles, including Executive Vice President of AOL Access Operations as well as EVP of AOL’s International Operations and Strategy prior to his domestic responsibilities.
At AOL, Jerry managed AOL’s international joint ventures and Domestic Access operations with experience ranging from overseeing product development, data analytics, and strategic alliances. Jerry began his career in the cable TV industry at Tele-Communications, Inc. and was involved in capital raising and mergers/acquisitions (including the creation of Liberty Media Corp).
“Jerry’s diverse experience when it comes to building transformative, technology-centric businesses and, most importantly, hiring entrepreneurial executives to drive innovation and compete around the world make him the perfect choice for GATC Health’s CAO,” stated John Stroh, GATC Health’s CEO. “He is a proven leader in creating shareholder value and will be instrumental as we build GATC Health for rapid growth.”
“Being given the opportunity to work with a talented team who is dedicated to building the first-of-its-kind AI driven, predictive healthcare product is highly motivating,” stated Mr. Sokol. “I am inspired to join GATC as it transforms the pharmaceutical industry and enhances the doctor/patient relationship.”
A Michigan native, Sokol received his master’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado, Denver. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.