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Erik Fortier

Chief Financial Officer

Erik oversees all finance, accounting, HR, IT, legal, reporting, administrative, and risk management operations at Versique. He brings extensive experience as a finance leader for over 20 years in a range of industries, including staffing, retail, hospitality, aerospace, smart grid technology, and financial services. Erik has established himself as a top tier finance leader at well-known companies like REI, Starwood and Honeywell, bringing expertise in operational skills such as cash management, cost analysis, and compliance programs as well as strategic skills such as forecasting, financial modeling, and corporate investments.

Erik has built and led teams in companies ranging in size from under 50 employees to international corporations in excess of 100,000 employees. He brings his leadership and expertise to Versique’s corporate services team, helping to unlock potential and drive organizational growth. Outside of his career, Erik spends most of his time with his wife and their 3 young children, and enjoying the outdoors.

Get to know Erik

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Someplace tropical with an ocean view.

If you could have dinner with 3 people, past or present, who would they be?

Eddie Vedder, Tom Brady & Charlie Munger

What is the best vacation you’ve been on?

My wife and I spent 2+ weeks in Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and it was epic!

About Versique

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm that specializes in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. Our team of experienced professionals and seasoned leaders across various areas of expertise and industries have been in your shoes. We quickly assess your whole people picture and identify key elements that will take your business to the next level.

At Versique, we believe people are more than a resume. People invent, propel, unearth, and build. They transform teams, markets, industries, and bottom lines. People do more than just fill an open position. They open greater potential. We’re here to help fill your human potential and build your human capacity. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique”, hinting at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 Versique was recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, was nominated as a Best of Business Finalist by Twin Cities Business, and made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s list of Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms.

We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let’s find your people together. And make the best possible.