Chief Technical Officer
Brett Chouinard is the chief technical officer for Altair's modeling, visualization and math-based solutions and strategy. With a primary responsibility to create an exceptional user experience across Altair's entire software portfolio, Chouinard’s organization is focused on making Altair's modeling, visualization, design, and math and systems technologies available to a broader audience to accelerate sound business and product design decisions.
Previously, Chouinard served as Altair’s president and chief operating officer where he was responsible for global sales and technical support, including EMEA, APAC, and Americas regional operations, as well as Altair's business partner programs. He joined Altair in 1994 and held a variety of positions, including managing the North Central region for the Americas operation, and as vice president of the Americas region.
With a strong technical background and business acumen, Chouinard has managed significant growth in all of his positions, while building an impressive team of business leaders worldwide. His leadership skills continue to produce strong, profitable growth today, while planning for sustained business success in the years to come.
Prior to joining Altair, he worked as an engineer at GE Aircraft. Chouinard earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Cincinnati.