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Jerry Ford

Brief Biography

Jerry Ford is currently a Managing Partner of Centerboard Advisors, a team of fractional executives and advisors. Ford is also a limited partner of the Dudley Fund, and serves on the Advisory Board of Northwind Pharmaceuticals and Aligned
Marketplace. Prior to that Ford served as CEO and President of Marathon Health from February 2008 through February 2021 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors through December 2022 while providing guidance to the CEO and Senior Leadership Team on overall business performance, corporate culture, and customer care. He brought to Marathon Health an extensive senior management background in healthcare information technology, process improvement, and customer experience management.

Prior to joining Marathon Health, he was CEO and president of an Accel-KKR owned company, Systems & Software from April 2006 through January 2008. He spent the prior 15 years from June 1991 through March 2006 at IDX Systems Corporation where he served primarily as vice president of operations responsible for more than 300 large and complex healthcare delivery system customers.

Ford began his professional career as an educational representative for Apple Computer and served as the computer coordinator for Pine Ridge School in Williston, VT following that. He is passionate about education at all levels and promotes continuous improvement and continuing education at every opportunity.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.