Our story

It all began with machine learning (ML) algorithms developed by our co-founders – Greta Cutulenco, Sebastian Fischmeister, and Jean-Christophe Petkovich – in the world-renowned engineering laboratories at the University of Waterloo. Their collaboration resulted in Acerta LinePulse, a suite of SaaS solutions for precision manufacturing to enhance on-station and end-of-line testing, accelerate root cause analysis, and improve first-time through (FTT) yield. 

Out of LinePulse grew our second offering, Acerta Professional Services: customized solutions developed according to customer data and specific needs. These services leverage our team’s domain expertise acquired through years of working on machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) solutions for automotive and off-highway vehicle manufacturing.

We turn complex data into actionable insights

Driven by data science and forged from industrial experience, Acerta helps precision manufacturers turn complex product data into actionable insights.

More than half of our in-house engineers are experts in data science and ML/AI technologies. Together, our team combines the ability to operationalize ML/AI with in-depth knowledge of the automotive, transportation, and precision manufacturing industries to unlock hidden value contained within vehicle data.

Greta Cutulenco

Greta
Cutulenco

CEO, Co-founder

Our CEO and co-founder, Greta Cutulenco, works directly with automotive OEMs and Tier-1 manufacturers, helping them to make sense of their data. Named to the Forbes 30-Under-30 list for Manufacturing and 2019’s Canadians to Watch by Automotive News, Greta is also an Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) board member. 

Sebastian

Sebastian
Fischmeister

co-founder

Sebastian Fischmeister is a professor with over 20 years of academic experience at the University of Waterloo and the University of Pennsylvania in data collection, analysis, and ML/AI applications. 

Alan Tan

Alan
Tan

CTO

Our CTO, Alan Tan, is a 13-year SAP veteran. He brings 25+ years of technology leadership experience in cloud solutions, IoT data strategy, and operationalizing machine learning. A data scientist of UC Berkeley and a Kellogg MBA, Alan is a pioneer in bringing near-zero-maintenance machine learning to the plant floor and on-road-vehicle ecosystems. 

Greta Cutulenco

Greta
Cutulenco

CEO, co-founder

Our CEO and co-founder, Greta Cutulenco, works directly with automotive OEMs and Tier-1 manufacturers, helping them to make sense of their data. Named to the Forbes 30-Under-30 list for Manufacturing and 2019’s Canadians to Watch by Automotive News, Greta is also an Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) board member. 

Sebastian

Sebastian
Fischmeister

co-founder

Sebastian Fischmeister is a professor with over 20 years of academic experience at the University of Waterloo and the University of Pennsylvania in data collection, analysis, and ML/AI applications. 

Alan Tan

Alan
Tan

CTO

Our CTO, Alan Tan, is a 13-year SAP veteran. He brings 25+ years of technology leadership experience in cloud solutions, IoT data strategy, and operationalizing machine learning. A data scientist of UC Berkeley and a Kellogg MBA, Alan is a pioneer in bringing near-zero-maintenance machine learning to the plant floor and on-road-vehicle ecosystems. 

Awards and recognitions

We’re super proud when leading organizations take notice of Acerta’s accomplishments and great work! Our CEO, Greta Cutulenco, has received the following accolades.   

Vivatech Top 30 - Greta Cutulenco
Vivatech named Acerta a Top 30 Female-Founded Startup, recognizing Greta Cutulenco in their global 2022 Female Founder Challenge 
Automotive News Canada 2019

Automotive News Canada named Greta Cutulenco one of the top Canadians to Watch in 2019 for our work in artificial intelligence 

Forbes 30 Under 30

Forbes named Greta Cutulenco a 30 Under 30 in 2019’s Manufacturing and Industry category 

Board members

Greta Cutulenco

Greta Cutulenco

CEO, co-founder

Sebastian

Sebastian Fischmeister

Co-Founder

Brian Kobus

Brian Kobus

Partner & Head of Operations at OMERS Ventures

Chris Cawston

Chris Cawston

CEO & Principal at The Cawston Group

Our investors

We are grateful for the funding from these leading investors:

Professional memberships

To help us stay connected with other leaders in the automotive and transportation industries, our team members belong to the following organizations