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 & through the connections he has been able to make. For a short while, Jerome found himself sleeping in a car and remembers looking ahead to the future he wanted. He knew he would look back to that moment as a reminder to not taking anything for granted, This is one of the reasons he chooses to be positive and support those around him whenever possible.


He now takes his experience, education & passion to help those looking to learn Networking, Selling, & Leadership Development. His experience & education include:


Education & Experience:


  • Masters In Business Administration
  • Bachelors of Psychology
  • Bachelors of Philosophy
  • Owner of Smart Selling Guru
  • 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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