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Perspective: The Cloud

March 20, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Capital Club
125 S Congress St
Jackson, MS 39201

Perspective:  The Cloud

Venture CEO Gerard Gibert

Gerard Gibert is the CEO of Venture Technologies, an IT Solutions Provider and Managed Services Provider headquartered in Ridgeland, MS.  Founded in 1986, Venture delivers a variety of IT infrastructure solutions to thousands of private and public sector customers.

Mr. Gibert earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi.  He worked as a senior consultant in the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co., the division that eventually became Accenture. He was named to one of the first classes of the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40”, and has been honored by the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) as the Mississippian of the Year in 1996 and 2013 - the only two-time winner of this distinction. He was also featured in Mississippians, a coffee-table publication that highlights successful natives of the Magnolia State. 

Most recently, Gerard was named a Finalist for the 2015 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year for the Gulf Coast Region.Some of the awards and distinctions earned by Venture and Gerard include:

  • 2006-2014 Best Places to Work in Mississippi - Mississippi Business Journal

  • 2013 Mississippi 100- Top 100 Private Businesses in Mississippi - Mississippi Business Journal

  • Mississippi Business Journal Tech 21

  • Number 270 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 (SP500)

  • CRN’s 2014 Tech Elite 250

  • CRN’s 2014 Managed Services Provider Elite 150

  • 2013 Cisco State, Local & Education (SLED) Partner of the Year

  • LifeSize Partner of the Year

  • 2014 Cisco Solution Innovation Partner of the Year – U.S. Theater

  • 2014 Outstanding Solutions Partner of the Year – U.S. West Region 

Venture recently acquired two similar organizations and will complete four more in Q2 2015 increasing annual revenues to $215 million with a staff of over 300 across 13 states. Under Gerard’s leadership, the company will continue to scale through strategic acquisitions, but Venture’s headquarters will remain in Mississippi.


Gerard has been a frequent guest on local talk radio and Public Television discussing business and political issues. He is a frequent business commentator and speaker in both academic, business and media circles.


He and his family attend St. Francis of Assisi Church in Madison, MS.


An instrument-rated private pilot, Gerard enjoys golf, sports, flying, writing, broadcasting and gardening.                



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