Tiburon, CA — Jerry L. Lewis, CEO, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Executive in the Commercial Real Estate field, acknowledging his achievements with Cal-Pacific Investment Company.
Mr. Lewis has led a long and impressive career in entrepreneurship that has spanned more than 40 years. Among his many professional accomplishments, he has continued to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Cal-Pacific Investment Company, a pistachio business, since 1976. Mr. Lewis notably owns a pistachio farm in Madera, CA, and promotes the product for Wonderful Pistachios, a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles.
Aside from his contributions as a grower of pistachios, Mr. Lewis invests in real estate. He is the former President of the Mortgage Network, an internet-based relocation company that contracted numerous large corporate clients, such as Levi Strauss and Kaiser Aluminum, between 1996 and 2006. Among other successful ventures, Mr. Lewis was one of the founders of the Commercial Bank of San Francisco. He served in high leadership positions for various companies, including the Xerox Corporation, the Willamette Valley Company, and multiple gas investments.
In pursuit of higher education, Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Statistics at the University of Oregon in 1963. Highlighting his career, he was named the Rookie of the Year and the Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year by Coldwell Banker in 1972. Mr. Lewis was subsequently ranked sixth in Loan Originators nationwide by Mortgage Broker Magazine in 1999. In accounting for his success, he credits his drive and competitive nature, which have propelled him through several profitable business ventures. Looking toward the future, he hopes to spend more time with family and finish writing his first book.
A devout Christian, Mr. Lewis often donates to various nonprofit organizations. He has also served as a Trustee and Board Chair of the Tiburon Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis previously served on the board of directors for the Mount Hermon Conference Center in Santa Cruz, CA, for more than 15 years. Additionally, he functions as the president of the Sugar Creek Ranch Fly Fishing Club, LLC.
Mr. Lewis would like to dedicate this recognition to the memory of his wife of 60 years, Kathleen Lewis, who passed away in February, and of his late sister, Barbara O’ Brien.