Jerry and Nozawa became friends in the late 1990s when Jerry began eating at the bar at Sushi Nozawa as often as he could. He and Nozawa soon discovered that they share interests in many things, but that they are both particularly passionate about cooking… and eating.
Jerry and Nozawa-san conceived of the idea for SUGARFISH in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2007, after Jerry left his full-time position at Sapient, that he and Nozawa began to focus in earnest on what we know today as SUGARFISH. Together with their partners, they formed Sushi Nozawa, LLC, a restaurant group that has opened multiple SUGARFISH locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area, in addition to the Nozawa Bar and KazuNori, The Original Hand Roll Bar.
Prior to SUGARFISH, Jerry was co-founder and co-CEO of Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE). Founded in 1990, Sapient currently has revenues in excess of $1 billion and over 10,000 employees across the globe. Jerry remains active with Sapient in his role on the board of directors.
Jerry graduated in 1987 from Harvard University.