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Jim Lico

President & CEO

As founding president and CEO, Jim drives Fortive’s overall vision, drawing on more than two decades of deep experience at Danaher and General Motors.

Jim is deeply committed to the development of Fortive’s people, in a dynamic culture of unending learning and growth. He joined Veeder-Root in 1996 as VP of Operations and quickly embraced roles of increasing responsibility. As Executive Vice President, he led test and measurement, transportation technologies, and industrial technologies as well as market expansion into China, Japan, India, and the Middle East.

Jim holds an MM in management from Northwestern University and a BS in operations management from the University of Michigan. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and three children and is a voracious reader.

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Chuck McLaughlin

SVP & Chief Financial Officer

Chuck leads Fortive’s financial operations including financial planning, M&A, and capital allocation for strategic growth. He also serves as the executive sponsor of the Womxn’s Alliance Leadership Council employee and friends resource group

Before becoming Fortive’s founding SVP & CFO in 2016, Chuck served as group CFO of Danaher’s $4.7B Diagnostics platform and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. He played a key role in several major acquisitions, including IRIS International, MicroScan, Devicor, and Hemocue. He previously served as VP and CFO of Tektronix, where he led the integration of what is now the Fortive Business System into the company’s financial planning and reporting functions.

Chuck holds an MBA from Willamette University and a BS in finance from the University of Oregon. He lives in the Everett, Washington area with his wife and enjoys golf, cross-country skiing, and basketball.

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Tami Newcombe

President & CEO, Precision Technologies (PT) and Advanced Healthcare Solutions (AHS)

Tami leads Fortive’s Precision Technologies and Advanced Healthcare Solutions segments, which together encompass 11 operating companies and 11,000 people globally and account for $3.5 billion in revenue. Known for her growth mindset and a customer-centric focus, she’s an advocate for unlocking growth through the Fortive Business System (FBS) Growth Accelerator process for rapid innovation.

Before becoming Tektronix President in 2019 and a Fortive Group President in 2021, Tami served as Commercial President, leading the global go-to-market for the Tektronix organization. She previously held a variety of executive sales roles at Fortune 500 companies, where she was instrumental in developing new approaches to capture market transitions, including scaling with channel partners, and ultimately delivering customer business value through technology adoption.

Tami holds an MBA from Union College as well as Bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Syracuse University, where she was an accomplished Division I athlete and team captain. Tami and her husband live in the Bay Area.

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Olumide Soroye

President & CEO, Intelligent Operating Solutions

Olumide leads Fortive’s Intelligent Operating Solutions segment. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in executing software, data, analytics, and AI-advantaged strategies in connected digital workflows across multiple industries. He is also an ardent champion of the Fortive Business System as a potent driver of sustained profitable growth in our businesses.

Before joining Fortive, Olumide was managing director at CoreLogic, where he led the transformation of the company into a highly profitable growth engine through data-driven digital workflow innovation and strategic acquisitions. He previously served as SVP at QuinStreet, and focused on growth, product, and sales strategy in the technology sector as a partner at McKinsey & Company for over a decade.

Olumide holds a an MBA from Harvard Business School, JD from Loyola Law School, and a BSc in metallurgical & materials engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He lives in Seattle with his wife and four children.

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Jonathan Schwarz

SVP, Corporate Development

Jon is responsible for driving inorganic growth and value creation through M&A, investments, and partnerships, as well as overseeing our tax and treasury teams. He also serves as an executive sponsor of the ¡Viva! Latinx employee and friends resource group and is very involved in recruiting and onboarding new leaders to Fortive.

Before becoming Fortive’s founding head of corporate development in 2016, Jon worked for 11 years at Danaher, where he played a key role in many transactions driving the company’s transformation into a global science and technology leader. He previously worked in investment banking and began his career practicing corporate law. 

Jon holds a JD from Columbia University and an MA in international relations and BA in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Edmonds, Washington with his wife and three children and is currently learning about horses and how to help young soccer and baseball stars show up on time and in the right uniform.

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Read Simmons

SVP, Strategy

Read leads Fortive’s strategy efforts, collaborating across operating companies and leveraging the Fortive Business System (FBS) to develop sources of profitable, sustainable differentiation and organic growth.

Before joining Fortive in 2021, Read was the president of Vista Consulting Group, where he led the firm’s dedicated internal consulting organization and developed strategies to accelerate growth. He previously served as a partner at Bain & Company, where he led its private equity practice and technology, media, and telecommunications group.

Read holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in chemical engineering from Stanford University. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and family, and is currently studying astrophysics and quantum mechanics as part of his continued passion for learning about how the universe works.

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Peter Underwood

SVP & General Counsel

Peter leads Fortive’s global legal organization, including integrity and compliance, governance, litigation, labor and employment, M&A, and intellectual property, and oversees environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability. He also serves as co-executive sponsor of the Allies Across Fortive employee and friends resource group

Before joining Fortive in 2016, Peter served as VP, general counsel, and secretary at Regal Beloit. He was responsible for all legal activities and closed M&A transactions to help grow the company from $1.8B to nearly $4B. He was previously a partner at Foley & Lardner, specializing in M&A, securities, compliance, and corporate governance.

Peter holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in international relations and Soviet studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives in Duvall, Washington, with his wife and daughter. He is currently learning to fly an airplane.

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Stacey Walker

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Stacey leads Fortive’s people strategy, designed to accelerate the company’s global business aspirations and shared purpose. Her focus on creating a strong and inclusive growth culture inspires us to create great employee experiences that attract and retain the world’s best people empowered to do their best work.  Our talented team focused on innovation, a deep belief in better (the heart of the Fortive Business System) and delivering for our customers is work Stacey is deeply passionate about.

Before becoming Fortive’s founding HR leader in 2016, Stacey spent 10 years at Danaher in several roles with increasing scope and complexity. She supported several operating companies within the industrial technologies and environmental segments of Danaher before being tapped to lead global talent management. Prior to this, she previously held HR leadership roles at Honeywell.

Stacey holds a BA in history and political science from the University of Windsor, Ontario Canada.

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Chris Mulhall

Chief Accounting Officer

Chris leads Fortive’s accounting and reporting functions with responsibility for global financial planning and analysis, accounting policies and procedures, external and SEC reporting, and management and performance reporting. He has deep experience with the Fortive Business System and a long history of driving continuous improvement throughout the company.

Before becoming chief accounting officer in 2019, Chris served as CFO of Sensing Technologies at Fortive. He previously held financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility with Danaher, 3M, and PwC.

Chris holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a BS in accounting from Central Connecticut State University, and is a certified public accountant. He recently moved to the Seattle area, where he and his family enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Victor Fetter

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Victor leads Fortive’s IT organization and overall digital transformation strategy, with a focus on strengthening the company’s innovation capabilities and competitive edge through forward-looking digital platforms and technologies. 

Before joining Fortive in 2020, Victor served as chief digital officer at Vertiv, a private-equity backed critical infrastructure provider. He previously served as CIO at LPL Financial, and Dell’s online division.

Victor holds a BS in computer information systems and business administration from Spring Hill College. He is on the Oracle CIO advisory board and the Tricentis growth advisory board. He has served as a director of the Private Trust Corporation and on the board for three non-profit organizations. As an angel investor, Victor loves working with and learning from entrepreneurs.

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Kirsten Paust

SVP, Fortive Business System Office

Kirsten helps Fortive’s operating companies drive performance and inclusion through deep adoption of the Fortive Business System (FBS) and oversees its continual evolution, with a focus on growth and innovation. She also leads Fortive’s external innovation studio and Latin America business, and is co-executive sponsor of the Pride Across Fortive employee and friends resource group.

Kirsten originally joined Fluke in 2002 as a summer intern and has held leadership roles in marketing, sales, product, and general management at a number of operating companies. She was previously a consultant at Deloitte Consulting, specializing in new market entry and expansion strategies across a range of industries.

Kirsten was recently named to the Forbes CXO100 list and is an active contributor to industry groups focused on continuous improvement. She holds a BA in mathematics and economics from Whitman College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Seattle area. She serves on the board of the Edmonds Community College Foundation and is working to improve her swimming on a local Masters team.