Jerry, as he is known by most in the business, is a visionary recognized for his trademark innovation and his extensive network of contacts in tourism, hospitality, entertainment and business, cultivated during his four decades as a manager and executive in the hospitality and entertainment industries. During his storied career, Inzerillo has developed some of the world’s most famous and successful lifestyle brands in tourism and entertainment. His stewardship has been instrumental in the success of breakthrough hotel properties, such as Atlantis and One&Only Resorts, Ian Schrager Hotels, Four Seasons and Hilton Hotels.
From 2012 to 2014, Inzerillo served as the president and CEO of IMG Artists, the global leader in artist management, performing arts and lifestyle events planning. At IMG Artists, Inzerillo directed global strategies for the company’s music, events, festivals, government consulting and artist and facility management businesses. IMG Artists manages the careers of more than 500 artists and produces 25,000 musical and lifestyle events annually.
Before coming to IMG, Inzerillo was president of Kerzner Entertainment Group, where he served from 1991 to 2011. While there, he was responsible for raising the visibility of the company and the profile of its properties in the Bahamas, Dubai, the Indian Ocean, Mexico, Morocco, Africa, Mauritius and Maldives, as well as conceptualizing and positioning its One&Only Resorts brand. Inzerillo oversaw the production and launch of several legendary properties, including the opening of the billion-dollar Phase III of Atlantis in the Bahamas in May of 2007 and the $1.5 billion Atlantis-Dubai on Palm Island in 2008, which received worldwide media coverage and was featured on the cover of Newsweek.
From 1991 to 1996, Inzerillo served as chief operating officer of Sun City, the unique South African resort complex built by Sol Kerzner. In 1987, he became the founding president and chief executive officer of Ian Schrager Hotels, which was later rebranded as Morgans Hotel Group. While there, he conceptualized, opened and positioned such avant-garde properties as Morgans, Royalton and Paramount in New York; the historic Delano in Miami Beach; and Mondrian in Los Angeles.
Inzerillo resides in New York City with his wife, former CNN news anchor Prudence Solomon, and their daughter, Helena Zakade, who was named by her godfather, Nelson Mandela.