Who Is Jerome Dees Jr?

Speaker, Author & Award Winning Sales Professional.

Jerome Dees Jr was born & raised in West Oakland CA. His early life was significantly impacted by the kindness of others & connections he made as a result. He now takes his experience, education & passion to help those looking to learn Networking, Sales Process, and Leadership Development. His experience & education include:


Education & Experience:


  • Masters In Business Administration
  • Dual Major: Bachelors of Psychology & Bachelors of Philosophy
  • Owner of Smart Selling Guru
  • The Off-Premise Industry Council (OPIC) Member
  • Facilitator for The Catering Academy (www.cateringgrowth.com)
  • ENRGI Presidents Award Winner
  • Oaks of Righteousness Award Winner
  • Le Boulanger- Vice President of Sales (SF Bay Area) 2013-2019
  • ENRGI- Regional Sales Manager (WA, OR & CA) 2006-2013
  • Oaks Conference Center- Sports & Recreation Director 1999-2003


Conferences, Workshops & Community Involvement

  • The Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium
  • CaterUP- Generating Demand For Catering 
  • 82% Micro Business Summit (2019 & 2020)
  • FPI Fall Conference
  • Golden Gate Restaurant Industry Conference
  • University of Phoenix Entrepenure Workshop
  • Los Altos Chamber Speaker Series 
  • SJPL WORKS- Montly Workshops (Networking & Business Development)
  • EZ Chat San Francisco
  • EZ Chat San Jose
  • HSBC Bank Diversity & Inclusion Training
  • Mountain View Public Library
  • San Jose SCORE
  • Central Valley SCORE
  • Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair With Albert's List

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