Mats Gerschman, President of Fortus Consulting
Mats Gerschman is known for his successes in creating excellent bottom line results and service enhancements for his employers and clients. He draws on his extensive experience in general management to help his company’s clients solve operational challenges.
He founded Fortus Consulting three years ago after a career in companies such as Ericsson, Glenayre Electronics, Vanderlande Industries and Sauder School of Business at UBC. He has been a Board member for both non-profits and corporations, a CEO, President and General Manager in both the private and public sector for companies of varying sizes, ranging from start-ups to multi billion dollars enterprises.
Mats spent 5 years with UBC, Sauder School of Business, both leading the Centre for Operations Excellence as well teaching Operations Management and Supply chain courses. He is now teaching part-time with Capilano University.
By applying his hands-on and strategic experience from around the world in many different industries, he and his team contribute to the continued success of many companies in the Lower Mainland.
On a personal note, Mats lives in West Vancouver since 28 years and previously lived in Texas for 2 years. He started his career with a Masters of Electrical Engineering degree from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden and an Executive MBA. He has travelled the world and worked with many different cultures. His two children are now adults with their own careers in Vancouver. He has been married for over 43 years with Vivian. He enjoys skiing and hiking.
He is a lifelong learner and enjoys new challenges, and gets engaged where he can make a positive contribution.