Sought out by independent businesses from coast-to-coast, Jerry is a frequent keynote speaker and consults for many of the nation’s most successful multi-unit franchise operators. Akers brings extensive business experience as a corporate executive and a successful multi-unit, multi-brand franchise operator. A Midwest native, Jerry lives on a family farm in northeast Iowa but enjoys time away at his lake house in central Arkansas.

Jerry serves on the International Franchise Association Franchisee Forum Board, National Federation of Independent Business State Leadership Council, Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and Great Clips Advisory Board. He is a regional developer and franchisee for The Joint Chiropractic.