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Mats Gerschman

Position: 
President

With an engineering and executive MBA background and over 30 years of executive leadership with multi-level management experience in general management and operations, Mats Gerschman leads the Fortus Team in the implementation of operational improvements for Fortus clients.  His consulting experience, from being an Associate Dean and the Managing Director for the Centre for Operations Excellence at Sauder School of Business, UBC, and running two consulting companies of his own, extends over a wide range of industry sectors, including Healthcare, Transportation, Retail, Insurance and Manufacturing.  

Known for his successes in creating excellent bottom line results and service enhancements for his employers and clients, Mats draws on his extensive expertise in strategic planning, business development, execution, team building, cost control and complex project management to help Fortus clients solve operational challenges.  He has held senior positions in global companies including Ericsson, Glenayre Electronics, Vanderlande Industries, as well as start-ups and small businesses, such as BFound.com and Icron.  He has worked in many different countries and continents and is sensitive to various corporate cultures.

Mats has taught Operations Management/Logistics for the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and has taught project management and other courses at UBC.He is also teaching executive eductaion at Capilano University about how to get HR into the execute suite by using analytics.