Gottfried Pestal is a founding partner of SOLV Consulting Ltd. and specializes in practical applications of decision-support methods and the interaction between resource managers, scientists, and stakeholders. He designs custom visualizations of complex information and builds the data management structures that supply the underlying information. Gottfried's current research focuses on the communication of highly variable time series patterns. Gottfried has worked closely with federal resource management agencies from coast to coast on fisheries-related projects, hosted multi-sectoral workshops throughout the Pacific coast, and presented at international fisheries conferences. Gottfried has a Masters in Resource Management (MRM) from Simon Fraser University and a Joint Degree in Biology and Statistics (B. Sc. Hons.) from Memorial University.