Kirsten Paust is currently the Vice President of the Fortive Business System Office. In this role, Kirsten is responsible for the development and deployment of the full set of FBS tools and processes to help Fortive Operating Companies increase and accelerate results. Prior to this role, Kirsten was the VP, Growth in the Danaher Business System Office. Under Kirsten’s leadership, the DBSO team built new tools, including Transformative Marketing and Funnel Management. These tools have helped a variety of Danaher Operating Companies deliver above market growth rates.
With 14 years of experience at Danaher, Kirsten brings a deep understanding of FBS and a passion for continuous improvement to the FBS role. Kirsten joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root in 2003 as a Product Manager and held progressively large commercial roles. In 2009, Kirsten joined Fluke where she took on a role as Factory Manager. Following this role, Kirsten took over as General Manager for a division of Fluke.
Prior to Danaher, Kirsten was a consultant with Deloitte Consulting, specializing in strategy and sales and marketing execution. Kirsten has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in mathematics and Economics. Kirsten is based in Everett, WA where she lives with her husband and two daughters.