Our mission is simple: To fund companies and provide excellent investment opportunities for our members.
Sherry helped found the Seattle chapter of Keiretsu Forum in 2005. In her first year she was able to bring in more than a third of the new members. She rejoined the organization in 2010 and now focuses on membership, retention, committees and the charitable foundation. Sherry has helped grow Keiretsu Forum Northwest to over 200 new members, facilitating over $24 million for 36 companies in 2011, over $20 million in 34 companies in 2012, over $21 million in 35 companies in 2013, and we are currently over $14 million in 18+ companies this year. Sherry has assumed a new leadership role as President and continues to work on membership development, new chapters, and our amazing team.
Sherry has experience in both engineering and sales. In her past, she held engineering positions at SpaceLabs Medical, Zetron, Honeywell, Solectron and Qualitel. In 2003, she joined American Electronics Association (AeA) as the Washington Council Director of Membership Development. During her six years with AeA, she was consistently in the top three for sales and retention nationally. Because of her strong relationships with executives, Sherry was later hired by WTIA as Membership Development Manager and continued her strong performance serving members.
In all of her professional roles, she has worked with senior executives within the technology industry as well as other industries, including finance, legal, marketing, education, and the start-up community.
From 1982 to 1990, Sherry served in the U.S. Army and held a top secret clearance. She is also active in the community and serves on the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Foundation Board, Washington First Robotics Board, is a Seattle 4 Rotarian serving on the International Service Committee and the Boys and Girls Club Committee, She is a Celebrity Waiter fund raising for the Millionaire Club Charity and speaks for several other charity organizations.
Sherry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute, graduating with highest honors.
Sherry speaks four languages (English, German, French and Spanish) and is a tri-athlete.