Jonathan S. Fletcher, Ph.D.
President, IMS Quantum Corp.
Dr. Fletcher was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 28, 1946
to Gertrude Park and Robert Sturtevant Fletcher. At the age of five he
moved to Aiken, South Carolina where he attended both public and private
schools, graduating from Aiken Senior High School in June 1964.
Dr. Fletcher earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of the
South in 1968 and an MS in Geology from the University of South
Carolina in 1972. He spent over two years in a Ph.D. program in
geochemistry at the Pennsylvania State University before moving into
Mineral Economics, in which he earned a Ph.D. in 1981.
He specialized in the financial valuation of mineral properties and the
analysis of world mineral commodity markets.
From 1977 to 1979 Dr. Fletcher worked for the Union Carbide
Exploration Corporation, first as Assistant to the Vice President
and then as Manager of Project Evaluation. From 1980 to 1981 he
taught courses in the Mineral Economics Department of the Pennsylvania
State University on mineral property valuation and mineral industry management.
While in Denver from 1982 to 1985, Dr. Fletcher did consulting work in
the petroleum industry in the area of oil and gas project evaluation
and exploration program assessment. During this period he was President
of Vacu-Press International, a company that manufactured a piece of oil
field production equipment, and taught courses on the petroleum industry
for the Center for Management Development of the University of Denver.
After returning to his home state of South Carolina in 1985, Dr.
Fletcher taught a number of college level courses in management and
earth science and helped to initiate a Masters in Earth Resource
Management program at the University of South Carolina. During this
time he specialized in the application of systems theory to management
and developed techniques for the practical application of systems theory
to a wide variety of organizational budgeting, planning and decision-making
In 1987 Dr. Fletcher founded Integrated Management Systems, Inc.,
as a planning resource to businesses, government agencies and professional
organizations. The development and implementation of Integrated Planning
Models and Integrated Management Systems were the cornerstones of this
effort. These tools were designed to allow those involved in planning at
the highest level of complex organizations to see immediately the
relationships between market, financial and operational factors that influence
the success of the enterprise. The critical issue for many businesses is
the meaning of numbers.
In 1998, to emphasize this focus on quantification, Integrated
Management Systems, Inc. changed its name to IMS Quantum Corporation.
As President, Dr. Fletcher continues to help organizations implement
budgeting, planning, and management systems in a variety of
industries and government settings. IMS Quantum has developed
Integrated Planning Models for the manufacturing supply industry,
software development area, healthcare sector, the apparel
industry, forestry, energy and mineral products industries, academic
institutions, a state port authority, and the U. S. Navy.