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As Chairman of CTDI, Jerry provides leadership and guidance for a thriving and dynamic international service company. Today, CTDI is recognized as a premier service provider and strategic business partner in the global communications industry. Jerry’s vision, along with the company’s dedicated and talented employees, is a key reason why CTDI has achieved unprecedented growth and success since its founding in 1975 by Jerry, his father Don and his brother Richard.

Jerry’s ability to identify opportunities and design innovative business strategies remains the 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 15,500 people in over 95 locations across the world. During his tenure as President and then CEO, Jerry has 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 is recognized as a community leader and has received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award given by the National Catholic Educational Association for his devotion to Catholic education. Also, Jerry received the Papal Honor of Sir Gregory the Great for his distinguished service to Catholic education. Jerry is a proactive supporter of the United Way of Chester County and is a Leadership Donor for the organization.

Jerry's business honors include his 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 his community and encourages all CTDI employees to do the same. For more than a decade, Jerry served as Chairman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Board of Education. Today, he is the President of the Foundation for Catholic Education and Co-Chair of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Executive Board of Elementary Education (EBEE) which has raised over $11.5 million for Catholic Education.

Jerry and many other members of the Parsons Family support Bishop Shanahan High School, the SHINE Cancer Foundation, the YMCA of Chester County and Partners in Outreach.

Jerry and his wife Eleanor live in Chester Springs and have three children, Brian, Katie and Michael. They are proud grandparents to eight grandchildren; Nola and John, children of Brian and Brigid; Sam, Ellie and Julie, children of Katie and Keith; and Mary, Sarah and Michael children, of Michael and Christine.