Jerry Rudiak – Founder, President

Fortis founder, corporate trainer and success & leadership coach, Jerry Rudiak is recognized throughout the industries he served as an inspiring, passionate and caring leader, uniquely gifted in bringing out the very best in everyone he leads.  As a corporate executive, Jerry has served as Global Vice President of Engineering and Business Development, managing and building high-performance sales, marketing and engineering organizations, throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  With over 20 years of leadership experience, Jerry brings a unique, “authentic” leadership style that resonates with personnel at all levels of the organization. His experience in creating healthy and vibrant organizations that consistently outperform competitors and that retain and attract key talent is widely sought after.

Jerry’s passion is success & leadership development. He founded Fortis based on a very basic principle. Long term company and organizational success is directly related to individual success. By training individuals how to achieve and sustain success, success in the larger organization can be maximized. Using this philosophy, Jerry trains organizations as well as individuals with success & leadership principles that he has personally used and refined over 20 years building healthy, vibrant and successful organizations around the world. These Fortis Success Principles are the foundation of our training. When these principles are understood and properly applied, they have an accelerated, profound impact on organizational success.

Jerry holds a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has received finance and accounting education from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, Lorraine and their four children.