Jay Ferro is the CIO of ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes risk and uncertainty in clinical trials. Previously, he was the Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Before that, he was CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. In the past, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.
Known as a thought leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.
Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.