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History and Background

The original software took some seven years and $5 million to develop. It was tested, calibrated, and used in a production environment at a major producer of pulp & paper products.

F3 Pulp and Paper™ has been completely redeveloped from the ground up, based on proven technology. It improves upon the original in every way, increasing simplicity of implementation, reliability, maintainability, and ease of use.
Our team
Nathan B. Forrester, Ph.D.
Dr. Forrester is CEO of F3 Analytics LLC. For 35 years he has worked with senior executives and venture capitalists on complex business and economic problems.

At M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management he earned his Ph.D. degree in the fields of system dynamics computer simulation modeling and economics. He served on the faculty of the Department of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 1985 he founded Forrester Consulting LLC as a boutique practice applying system dynamics to problems in many industries including oil & gas, insurance, financial services, transportation, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and manufacturing.

More recently, Nathan served as Chief Economist and Vice-President of Business Development and Optimization at the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a major manufacturer and distributor of consumer tissue, fine paper, pulp, packaging, and building products. He developed the first end-to-end model for the company’s North American bleached fiber system. He retired from Georgia-Pacific 2007 to found F3 Analytics.

Dr. Forrester has written numerous books and articles in the field of system dynamics and has pioneered new analytical methods. He helped found the System Dynamics Society and served as its President, Vice President for Meetings, and Associate Editor of its journal the System Dynamics Review. He has given numerous speeches and presentations in Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, United Kingdom, Canada, and USA.
Nathan is fluent in Portuguese, has permanent resident status in Brazil and travels there periodically.
Matthew S. Forrester, M.B.A.
Matthew joined F3 Analytics in 2007 after completing his M.B.A. at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. At Sloan, he worked as a research assistant for senior faculty in the strategy group, developing a management flight simulator highlighting drivers of firm growth and profitability in alternative energy markets.

Prior to his graduate studies, Matthew worked as a market intelligence analyst at BellSouth International, where he was part of a team that developed a simulation model of mobile phone operations in competitive environments. Mr. Forrester deployed the model and trained local analyst teams in six Latin American countries, where it was used to analyze customer acquisition, usage, retention, and price response.

As an independent contractor Mr. Forrester has worked with several firms including A.T. Kearney and Georgia-Pacific, LLC. His work includes simulation in the area of risk management, long-term price trend analysis, and industrial maintenance dynamics.

Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in economics from Duke University in 2001. He holds a second degree black belt in Aikido and is an instructor in Atlanta, GA.