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Leadership at Fortna

Robert McKeel

Chief Executive Officer

Robert is responsible for maximizing operational performance, delivering best-in-class service to the Fortna global client base and driving business...

Robert is responsible for maximizing operational performance, delivering best-in-class service to the Fortna global client base and driving business results forward with his unique combination of financial acumen and operational expertise. He will continue to grow and transform the Fortna business, diversifying markets and clients.

Robert holds an MBA from James Madison University, a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also serves as on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Atlanta.

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Matthew S. Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Matt is a key member of Fortna’s senior executive team and focuses on leading the full scope of financial management both...

As Chief Financial Officer, Matt is a key member of Fortna’s senior executive team and focuses on leading the full scope of financial management both domestically and internationally.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Mary Elliott

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Mary is responsible for leading the vision, strategy and execution of all aspects of the design, development, and implementation of Fortna software...

Mary is responsible for leading the vision, strategy and execution of all aspects of the design, development, and implementation of Fortna software products and technologies. Prior to joining Fortna, Mary led software, hardware and robotics teams at Google X and was Senior Director, Global Software Product Development at Dematic.

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Art Kostaras

Chief Revenue Officer

Art is responsible for the innovative approach and execution of the company's go-to-market strategies and data-driven process to support short- and...

Art is responsible for the innovative approach and execution of the company's go-to-market strategies and data-driven process to support short- and long-term business growth objectives. Art leads, manages, and aligns the Fortna commercial and revenue related functions including global sales, sales operations, marketing and business development.

Art holds a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Sciences from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Viterbo University.

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Marc Austin

Senior Vice President, EMEA

Marc is responsible for leading all sales, marketing, delivery and support for the EMEA region. His knowledge, leadership and strong client...

Marc is responsible for leading all sales, marketing, delivery and support for the EMEA region. His knowledge, leadership and strong client partnering skills are key to the success of Fortna’s substantial international growth and expansion.

An early pioneer of “pull-driven order fulfillment”, there are few industry leaders who can rival Marc’s experience with and passion for integrating these design principles into real world applications; designs which have consistently resulted in lower client investments and systems which operate at extremely high levels of efficiency.

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William King

Executive Vice President, Professional Services Organization

As Executive Vice President, Will leads all of Fortna’s Professional Services Organization, which delivers the distribution strategy, design,...

As Executive Vice President, Will leads all of Fortna’s Professional Services Organization, which delivers the distribution strategy, design, implementation and support services that help companies turn their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.

He holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Keith Bauer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Keith provides strategic leadership in all areas of human resources, including organizational effectiveness and talent acquisition and management....

Keith provides strategic leadership in all areas of human resources, including organizational effectiveness and talent acquisition and management. Working closely with the executive management team and Associates, Keith assesses needs and implements HR solutions that enable Fortna to attract, develop, and engage the talent needed to drive business success.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Master of Arts in Industrial and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Leanne Peduzzi

Senior Vice President, Lifecycle Services

Leanne leads the Fortna Aftermarket Team responsible for ensuring maximized system performance for our clients. She and her team will focus on the...

Leanne leads the Fortna Aftermarket Team responsible for ensuring maximized system performance for our clients. She and her team will focus on the design and delivery of transformative maintenance plans, software upgrades, retrofits, end of life component replacements and ongoing systems health-check services. Leanne drives strategic planning, operational transformation, growth and organizational enablement that will focus on providing our clients with extended lifecycle system support.

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.

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Jerry Hedrick, Jr.

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives

Jerry is responsible for leading broad based short- and long-term initiatives that are directly linked to Fortna’s organizational strategy, goals and...

Jerry is responsible for leading broad based short- and long-term initiatives that are directly linked to Fortna’s organizational strategy, goals and objectives.

Jerry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Oklahoma, an MBA in International Finance from Oklahoma City University, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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