About Us

Helping automakers optimize vehicle quality, safety, and reliability since 2017.

Helping automakers optimize vehicle quality, safety and reliability since 2017.

Our Story

Acerta began with research on automated pattern recognition and anomaly detection in the world-renowned engineering laboratories at the University of Waterloo.

While working together, our founders came to realize two basic facts about the automotive industry:

  1. Electromechanical systems are now so complex that no one person can understand them.
  2. Those same systems are generating tremendous amounts of data.

Acerta was created to take the next logical step: augmenting technical know-how with machine learning to uncover actionable insights from vehicle and production data. We’re helping automakers get complex products to market faster and with fewer defects, amplifying domain knowledge with artificial intelligence to locate the earliest indicators of future product failures.

Our goal is to transform automotive quality by supporting the entire product life cycle, from the assembly line to the finish line.

Our Founders

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Greta Cutulenco

Co-Founder & CEO

With a background in automated data analysis for testing and anomaly detection, Greta Cutulenco has worked on system testing, monitoring, and analysis for major OEMs and Tier 1s, including Bombardier and Magna.

In 2018, Greta won the Female Founders Competition, sponsored by M12, EQT Ventures and SVB Financial Group. She has also been included on the Forbes 30-Under-30 list for manufacturing and was named one of 2019’s Canadians to Watch by Automotive News.

Jean-Christophe Petkovich

Co-Founder & CTO

Jean-Christophe Petkovich is a PhD candidate in computer engineering at the real-time embedded software group at the University of Waterloo and has over 10 years of experience in data analysis, pattern recognition, statistical modelling, and machine learning. 

Jean-Christophe’s extensive work history includes writing software for safety-critical systems for leaders in the transportation industry, including QNX and Bombardier.

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Sebastian Fischmeister

Co-Founder & CSO

Sebastian Fischmeister is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and Executive Director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research. He has been performing systems research at the intersection of software technology, distributed systems, and formal methods for over 15 years. 

Sebastian’s preferred application area is distributed, real-time, embedded systems in the domains of automotive systems, avionics, and medical devices.

Our Team

Nathan Lai
Sales Engineer
Anne Lowndes
Office Manager
Remi Marchand
UX Engineer
Julie Zhang
Senior Data Scientist
Mahmoud Salem
Senior Data Scientist
Yiyi Liu
Software Engineer
Ning Jia
Data Scientist
Sergey Strelnikov
Senior Data Scientist
Wisdom Jiang
Data Engineer
Ionut Manolache
Senior Software Engineer
Matthew Van Boxtel
DevOps Engineer
Ian Wright
Marketing Manager
Luke Richard
Account Executive
Alex Cutulenco
AI Solutions Specialist
Shawn McEwen
Senior Enterprise Sales Executive


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