Whether you call him Mr. Jerry, Jerome or Jear-Bear, KM&A’s Jerry Kauth is always focusing on team wins and making it a goal to be first in the office. Read more on what makes Jerry a stellar boss and team player.
What is your role at KM&A?
My role is Executive Director of Accounts & Services. This includes providing oversight and direction to help the company be as efficient as possible and to exceed the expectations of our clients. I ultimately spend a lot of time developing strategies and optimizing our services.
Before working at KM&A, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was the “dish boy” at Ponderosa back in the day.
What is your proudest moment at KM&A?
One of my proudest moments so far was seeing the team come together on the Anthem event. Originally KM&A hadn’t touched a lot of events and through the success of Anthem, we proved to ourselves that we can do events and do them well.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging part of my job is time management. I always have to make sure that everyone on the team knows that I am present and here to help, but still get my job done and meet deadlines.
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.”
Do you have an office nickname?
Whitney calls me Mr. Jerry.
How do you define success?
Success to me would be finding a balance with both my personal and professional life. Essentially, it’s coming home on a Friday and knowing that I had a good week at work and also fulfilling all of my obligations as a father and husband.
Coffee drink of choice?
A large mocha iced coffee with cream and sugar from Dunkin’ Donuts.
I always get the ‘tots (tater tots) and I also like the tenderloin sandwich. If it’s a piece of meat between two pieces of bread, I guarantee I’ll be happy.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
What is on your bucket list?
I love to play golf, so my dream is to have the opportunity to play at the Augusta National Golf Club and Pebble Beach Golf Link.
Jerry is one heck of a guy and we hope you enjoyed getting to know him. Stay tuned for our next spotlight, as we will introduce you to the man who started it all, Steve Klipsch.