Quarterly Forum Program
More specifically, Perry served as President and CEO of R.S. Means Company, Inc., North America’s leading publisher of construction cost information and related technical publications. Under his leadership, the company increased revenues 45% and grew operating profit by 296% over five years. Earlier, Perry was CEO for Eclat, Inc., a technology start-up specializing in data archive/retrieval for electronic cataloging in the construction industry. Perry also held CEO or Senior VP positions at Barclay’s Law Publishers and Sweet’s Division, McGraw-Hill Information Systems Company.
While a CEO, Perry was a member of a CEO peer group and found the experience invaluable. In 1998, Perry moved into the CEO peer group business. He has extensive experience as a CEO coach, group facilitator and business consultant.
In addition to his Executive Forums responsibilities, he serves on the Board of Directors of three privately held companies.
Perry grew up in Chicago and has a B.A. Economics degree from Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin. He and his wife Ann reside in Scottsdale, Arizona and both enjoy choral singing, hiking, bike riding, swimming, competitive bridge, golf, theater/symphony and traveling. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren.