Gerald “Jerry” Slavet co-founded From the Top with Jennifer Hurley-Wales. Jerry and Jennifer served as CEOs and Executive Producers of From the Top through February 2018.
Known for his outrageous socks, Moses/Santa beard and a larger-than-life personality, Jerry can frequently be found dancing on stage to James Brown before large audiences of classical music concert-goers, engaging in friendly (though passionate) sparring with colleagues, and converting total strangers to followers in hotel pools, airplane cabins, and locker rooms. A former real estate developer and Artistic Director of Wayside Theatre in Virginia, he’s served on the boards of New England Conservatory, the American Symphony Orchestra League and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. He is passionate about helping great kids achieve their potential and inspiring them to give back to their communities.