Jerry King, Chief Operating Officer, Vets First Choice

jerryJerry has over 30 years of experience bringing new software products and services to market, both in venture-backed and corporate environments. He is currently serving as COO for Portland Maine based Vets First Choice – a fast growing online pharmacy and home delivery service for veterinary practices. Previously, as the COO at Where Inc., Jerry managed the company from start-up to acquisition by eBay, Inc. (EBAY) in 2011. Earlier executive appointments include VP, XML Products for Progress Software (PRGS); SVP, Channels at eXcelon Corp. (EXLN); and VP, Consulting for C-Bridge Internet Solutions (CBIS). As both a board director and operating executive for C-bridge, Jerry’s efforts to build an industry-leading Internet systems integrator resulted in a successful IPO in 1999. Jerry was also integral to the merger of C-Bridge with eXcelon in 2001 and the sale of eXcelon to Progress in 2002. Before he joined C-Bridge, Jerry held leadership positions at Sybase and a series of advanced technology roles in the financial services sector. 

Jerry is also engaged as an investor, board director or advisor for several start-ups; and serves as Board Chair for The Capital Network, as well as a member of Goodwin Procter’s Founder’s Workbench advisory board. Jerry spends his free time in Maine with family and lives to hike and ski. He graduated with a BA from Tufts University and a MS from Bentley College.