Rising from Rubble to Build an Empire

With both of his parents struggling to survive in Poland post WWII, Jerry’s family had a goal to provide a better life for him and his sister. Who knew that this young boy walked amongst the ruins of Warsaw would come to American to build a $100 million company.

About Jerry Brenholtz

Jerry Brenholz co-founded ATR International, Inc. in 1988. He has been instrumental in developing ATR into an important provider of contract staffing for Information Technology. In his current role, he is responsible for establishing a corporate-wide vision and defining strategic direction. Prior to ATR, Jerry held various technical positions with General Electric, Westinghouse, Applied Materials and Quadrex Corporation. Here during his 18 year career as a technical professional he assumed a variety of leadership roles and made significant contributions in engineering as well as in research and technology development. He is active in the American Staffing Association (ASA), TechServe Alliance (formally NACCB) and supports a number of cultural and non-profit organizations and institutions including The Tech Museum of Innovation, The Computer History Museum, The San Francisco Opera, SFMOMA, BASHOF, CYO, the de Young Legion of Honor. Previously he also served on the Advisory Board of The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC), he served on the Silicon Valley Regional Board of TechAmerica, Executive Committee of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter, he was a member of the Founders Circle for The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and served on the board of directors of Adult and Child Guidance Center.

Jerry earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics from Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and completed an Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University.