THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE AND NETWORKS TO ASSIST GLOBAL COMPANIES ON CHALLENGING MATTERS

Ortus has its origins in FGI Europe, a consulting firm focused on strategy and crisis management founded in 2008 by José Hernandez with former FBI director, Judge Louis J. Freeh. Hernandez, a Canadian CPA and former partner of a Big Four accounting firm, served as Chief Executive Officer of FGI Europe and remains a Senior Advisor to Freeh Group International Solutions, a US-based consulting group. In 2016, Hernandez launched Ortus, a new firm with a mission to empower corporate ethical leadership and help companies develop and implement effective strategies to respond to crises, rebuild ethics and compliance programs, and achieve lasting transformation. Ortus continues to work in seamless cooperation with Freeh Group on complex matters around the world.

Our Team Members

In undertaking complex engagements for our clients, Ortus draws on a global, interdisciplinary network of professionals including strategy, crisis management, governance, and organizational change experts, accountants, lawyers, investigators, technology specialists, and sector-specific advisors. Some of our core team members include:

José R. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Garvey

Consulting Partner

Mark Laurie

Consulting Director

Stephanie Schön

Accountant