Michael Gerding , MBA, CIA

Higher Education Manager, Pilbara Group , Jacksonville , Florida

Michael Gerding, MBA, Regional Manager USA, is responsible for Pilbara Group’s US business and supporting the US clients. Michael has extensive experience with large-scale cost modeling implementations being directly involved with all US Higher Ed model implementations as well as a number of enterprise implementations for the US Navy. Pilbara builds cost models from granular institutional data to empower colleges and universities with the financial visibility and analysis needed for rapid, executive decision-making. Pilbara enhances these models by analyzing the relationships between the inputs (resources) and outputs (products/services) to develop a Predictive Model to forecast full institutional financial performance up to ten years into the future for changes in enrollment, adding/removing courses, adding/removing programs, changes in government funding, changes in enterprise bargaining agreements just to name a few.