Gerard DiCola

Gerard DiCola

President

Horizon Pharma

Jerry DiCola is the Senior Manager, Facilities Operations for Horizon Pharma, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs. He has direct responsibilities for the oversight of 70,000 square feet of leased space in Deerfield. In addition, Jerry provides consultative support to Horizon Pharma’s three international offices and two satellite offices. Previous, Jerry was with Brinks Gilson and Lione for 10+ years where he oversaw 130,000 square feet of leased space in the NBC Tower and the firm’s 5 satellite offices.

In November, 2005 Jerry earned his Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) certification.   In 2008, Jerry began working with Northern Illinois University and other instructors to create the only licensed and IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) sanctioned group to teach the CFM Competency courses. Jerry is currently studying to achieve LEED-Green Associate certification.

In addition his to facilities management responsibilities Jerry leads the law firm’s daily operations of office services, hospitality services, and maintenance and procurement services.

Prior to joining the firm in 2004 as Facilities Manager he has had several successful careers in Human Resources, Sales and Entrepreneurial. His varied work experience has provided the needed background experience to address and support the various responsibilities of his roles as a Director of Facilities.

He has been the Co-Chairperson of the Career Services Committee for the Chicago IFMA Chapter since 2005 and was awarded the Rookie of the Year award in 2006.