Forte Group Appoints Mikael Carlsson as Its New Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CRMForte Group, a global software solutions firm that collaborates closely with its clients to ideate and build the future of digital products and platforms, announced the appointment of Mikael Carlsson as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mikael brings more than 20 years leadership experience from the digital engineering services industry with companies such as GlobalLogic and TietoEvry. Mikael was most recently Executive Vice President & General Manager at Capgemini where he led the Software Product Engineering business, and Lohika, a business acquired by Capgemini, which he successfully scaled, growing revenue 5X.

Mikael will continue the Forte Group mission of engineering award-winning global software solutions as they partner with clients to build the products of the future.

At Forte Group, a founder-led firm until now, Mikael will drive new service offerings, new technology capabilities, and wider integrated delivery platforms to clients across the U.S. and internationally.

“Forte Group is experiencing robust growth and we see strong demand for our outcome-based client partnerships across geographies and industry verticals. We are expanding in all our core markets and building out deep engineering expertise with delivery centers in North America, Europe, and South America. Now is an excellent time for us to bring Mikael onboard. His strong track record of leading, building, and scaling high-growth businesses for large companies and startups will achieve our ambitious vision for the company,” said Steve Kreynin, Executive Chairman and Founder, Forte Group. “I’m confident Mikael will continue building a truly collaborative experience and culture that extends to our customers, employees and partners.”

“It’s an honor and great responsibility to take the baton from Steve as founder of Forte Group, as we expand globally, and co-create new products with our clients to define our collective tomorrow,” commented Mikael Carlsson. “I’ve been impressed by Forte’s market impact when it comes to innovative collaboration models and the ability to partner with clients to build the most advanced cloud native products and platforms. As I’ve gotten to know the strong culture and the deep technical expertise of our global team, I am very excited to take the company to the forefront of the industry and continue building on our deep passion for creating digital products that users love.”

About Forte Group (

Forte Group is a fast-growing digital engineering services provider that collaborates closely with enterprise and high-growth companies to ideate, build, evolve, and scale digital products and platforms. With a deep passion for creating digital products that users love, Forte Group spearheads outcome-driven client partnerships built on unique engagement models, deep technical expertise, a digital-native culture, and a broad global delivery platform. Forte Group was founded in 2000. Forte’s over 900 specialists are headquartered in Chicago, IL and at offices and delivery hubs across North America, Europe, and South America.

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