Is chief executive officer and president of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Marquee Holdings Inc., and AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC Theaters). This includes AMC Independent™, the theater chain’s renewed commitment to advancing independent film. AMC promises us that we will see more distinct and unconventional films at their theatres around the country, bringing a diverse line-up of films that excite, encourage and engage. As a member of the company’s Board of Directors, Gerry is only the fourth CEO in AMC’s 90-year history.
Previously, Gerry was executive vice president of Starbucks Coffee Company and president of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and foodservice divisions. He led the strategy to support Starbucks’ growth and expansion of consumer product offerings worldwide. As he describes it, Gerry was responsible for “extending the Starbucks experience” and “taking care of the customer everywhere and anytime they are not in a Starbucks store.” He was a member of the Cranbrook Institute of Science Board of Governors, and has been recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the “Top 100 Hispanic Business Leaders.”
Gerry’s understanding of brands, guests and their experiences and interaction, combined with his ability to work collaboratively with various strategic partners, were paramount in his decision to join AMC. He sees countless future opportunities for the exhibition business, and firmly believes AMC will play a leadership role in the entertainment arena. Gerry’s management philosophy is simple: hire good people, agree on a direction, provide the tools, and reward results. His mantra, as he puts it, is to “listen, learn, discuss, decide, execute, measure and repeat.”