CHAIRMAN & CEO
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jerry is the leader of the thriving and dynamic international company CTDI. Today, CTDI is recognized as a premier service provider and strategic partner in the global communications service industry. Jerry’s vision, along with the company’s talented and dedicated employees, is a key reason why CTDI has achieved unprecedented growth and success since its founding in 1975 by Jerry’s father, Donald, and his brother Richard.
Jerry’s ability to identify opportunities and design innovative business strategies has been key to guiding CTDI through a complex industry landscape with an unwavering commitment to strategic diversification, technological innovation and service excellence. Today, CTDI employs more than 9,500 people in 70+ locations across the world.
During his tenure as President and then CEO, Jerry has strategically positioned CTDI as a leader for providing innovative test, repair and logistics services for the Telecom, Cable and Consumer device industry for technologies such as LTE Wireless network equipment, Set-Top Boxes, Wireless Gateways, Modems, Tablets, and other state-of-the art devices.
Jerry’s business honors include induction into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame, the Chester County Chamber CEO of the Year Award and the Harold Martin Business Leadership Award from the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Jerry was named a Penn State Fellow in 2009, receiving the Penn State Outstanding Alumni award.
Jerry is dedicated to supporting the community and encourages his employees to do the same. Jerry is a very active supporter of the United Way of Chester County and is currently on the advisory board of Penn State Brandywine. Jerry and many other members of the Parsons family supports Bishop Shanahan High School, the SHiNE Cancer Foundation and the Chester County Hospital. For more than a decade, Jerry served as Chairman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Board of Education. Today, he is the Vice-Chair for the Foundation for Catholic Education and Co-Chair for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Executive Board of Elementary Education.
Jerry is recognized as a community leader and has received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award given by the National Catholic Educational Association for his personal devotion to Catholic education. Also, Jerry received the Papal Honor of Sir Gregory the Great for his distinguished service to Catholic education.
Jerry and his wife, Eleanor, live in Chester Springs and have three children, Brian, Katie and Michael. They are proud grandparents to five grandchildren, Nola and John, children of Brian and his wife Brigid; Sam, Ellie and Julie, children of Katie and husband Keith; and Mary, daughter of Michael and his wife Christine.