Jerry Krenach is Managing Director of Global Music Production for mcgarrybowen, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. Based in New York, Jerry is in charge of Music Production & Supervision for mcgarrybowen's worldwide offices and has built one of the largest and most recognized music departments in the industry. Named Agency of the Year by Advertising Age Magazine twice in the last five years, mcgarrybowen's clients include United Airlines, Intel, Maserati, Verizon, Jeep, Northrop Grumman, Staples, Disney, JCPenney, Marriott, Kraft, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Honda, Crayola and Chevron.
Jerry produced the highly acclaimed full length version of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with The London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios for United Airlines (orchestrated and conducted by Conrad Pope -The Hobbit, Life of Pi), the 2016 United Campaign for the Rio Olympics, The Vienna Philharmonic for Intel's 2016 Global Launch recorded at Weiner Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, and the groundbreaking Verizon Droid Mnemonic and Audio Branding launch of the now iconic phone. Other artist and composer collaborations include John Lunn (Downton Abbey, White Queen), Mark Isham (42, Crash), Alicia Keys, Joy Williams and Sting.
Prior to joining mcgarrybowen Jerry served as Partner, Head of Music Production at J. Walter Thompson as well as an independent Executive Music Producer for agencies such as BBDO, Deutsch, Publicis, Euro and KBS, producing music for brands including Coke, Jaguar, Volvo, Sheraton, Heineken, Levi's, Revlon, AT&T, and Smirnoff.
With over 25 years in the music industry along an unconventional path, Jerry's career has encompassed work as an Executive Producer, Arranger, Music Supervisor, record label Co-Founder, and a member of the Music Department at Saturday Night Live. As a drummer he's recorded, toured or performed with artists including Chris Whitley, Lou Reed, Daryl Hall, Shawn Colvin, Phoebe Snow, and Roger McGuinn.
Jerry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Arranging and a voting member of the GRAMMYs.