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I had the pleasure of working with Mats Gerschman on a ground breaking project related to the way we quantified operational risk. His extensive knowledge and experience, combined with project team that had an excellent understanding of how to apply theoretical techniques into real problem solving, created a product that truly assisted us in utilizing the operational data collected across the organization. It was a pleasure working with Mats and I look forward to our next exchange of ideas and discussion about operational excellence and what it takes an organization to achieve it.  His top qualities are: Great Results, High Integrity and Creativity.

Teekay Shipping Corporation

Bernt A. Lilliestråle

Former Vice President, HSEQ

We recently engaged Fortus to help us complete a route based formula project for the pickup and delivery of milk in BC.  We had very high expectations for this project.  We were very impressed how Fortus was able to exceed those expectations and provide even more value than we thought possible.  We look forward to working with Fortus in the future.

BC Milk Marketing Board

Robert Delage

Senior Director, Finance and Operations


I worked with Mats on an optimization project for a leading Canadian forest products company at the Centre for Operations Excellence at UBC. During the course of the project, it became clear that Mats was a knowledgeable and committed manager. He was versatile and at the same time focused on the deadlines and deliverables. He was able to see the big picture parallel to managing the details of the project. It was a great experience for me working with Mats on that project.

University of British Columbia

Taraneh Sowlati

Assistant Professor

Mats Gerschman worked for me at Glenayre Technologies as the Vice President of our Manufacturing Operations. Mats was a consummate professional and a strong leader in his role as the senior operations manager. He was passionate about understanding and excelling at every aspect of our operation. I would highly recommend Mats as a valued member of any senior business team.

Glenayre Technologies

Gary Smith

CEO & President

Mats is an excellent advisor. His breadth and depth of business acumen make him a valuable contributor. Mats is also very personable and able to communicate with strong personality types which is especially beneficial on a Board of Directors. One of Mats strongest skills is his analysis combined with specific questions and suggestions to help steer the company into a better position in the market or examine possible new revenue streams or product offerings. I have no hesitation in recommending Mats as a competent and skilled addition to any management team.

Recombo Systems

Brad McPhee

Former VP Customer Solutions/Co-Founder


Mats Gerschman is one of the most experienced operations people in the world. He has a solid theoretical knowledge of Operations Research, but more importantly he can 'walk the walk.' He is also a true gentleman.

Recombo Systems

Steven Forth

Former CEO and Founder

It was a great pleasure to work with Fortus Consulting on an extremely important initiative at Vancouver Airport. The input provided to us was specific, detailed, and exactly what we had asked for. It is without hesitation that I would recommend the services of Fortus.

Vancouver Airport Authority

Paul Mewett

Director, Simplified Passenger Travel

We recently engaged Fortus to help us generate a business case and supporting documentation that was designed to obtain government funding for a complex data decision support and predictive analytics project. Fortus was able to quickly grasp our concepts and turn them into a solid business case within a few weeks of our intial meeting. We look forward to working with Fortus in the future.

Fraser Health & Provincial Health Services Authorities

Dave Keen

Executive Director, Workplace Health


I recently had the pleasure of working with Fortus Consulting on the development of a business case to develop a new and novel approach to data, and its use for decision making.  Fortus took the time in preliminary discussions to understand our business and what we were trying to achieve.  The result: a compelling business case that represents the realities of our business and the outcomes we need to achieve to show a return on investment

Provincial Health Services Authority

Tony Gilligan

Director, Information Technology and Program Management, IMITS


I am sending this memo to thank you for the work Fortus Consulting recently provided to the NSDRC. We were impressed with your quick grasp of our concerns and unique culture of the not for profit organization. The scope was quickly and effectively identified and a very satisfactory work plan provided, giving us plenty of time for feedback.

We were also impressed with the highly efficient use of the time. As a not for profit, with capacity issues and the ever present crush of requests on our time, it was very helpful to see that details were taken care of and that the work went very smoothly. We were very impressed with the quality of work and know that the project will assist us in improving our services to people with disabilities and their families, as well as our amazing employees.

We look forward to other opportunities to work with Fortus Consulting again.

North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Elizabeth Barnett

Executive Director

It was a great pleasure to work with Fortus Consulting on an important and strategic initiative at Westport. Fortus helped us refine the scope of our project and to clearly define the objectives and deliverables to measure the success of our project. 

The feedback and recommendations provided were clear, detailed and valuable.  I would recommend the services of Fortus.

Westport Innovation

Bill Larkin

Chief Financial Officer