Long-Time IT Turnaround Executive Joins Fortium

Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership 

PHOENIX, AZ October 31, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce the addition of IT turnaround specialist Kirk Rheinlander as a Partner in the Western Region. 

Mr. Rheinlander is a transformational leader, delivering IT-enabled business competitive advantage and market differentiation successes through effective business strategy development and execution. He brings to Fortium a storied 30+ year career in business technology leadership, with more than two decades operating in interim, advisory, and C-level roles, all built upon several years serving as a senior executive in various industries. His diverse experience includes rapidly assimilating and transforming the most complex environments at 25 Global Fortune 1000 and 5 Fortune 100 companies spanning healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, finance, energy, distribution, retail and government. Kirk’s repeated major business capability advances have helped clients succeed in creating sustainable EBITDA improvements, enable up to 100% organic growth, and provide concurrent 30%+ budget reductions (>$2B).

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners, states: "As we continue to provide our clients with the most extraordinary leadership and support attainable, it is critical that we have professionals that possess unquestionable integrity and unparalleled executive consulting experience. We are committed to rapidly delivering better results and shorter time to value at a lower level of risk. Kirk has spent his leadership and consulting career guided by these same standards. Our clients insist on the very best, and Kirk has consistently proven that he meets that demand.”

Kirk Rheinlander comments: "In this world of rapid technology change, business success is often predicated on IT moving beyond the realm of a cost center or even service delivery excellence and into the role of a business partner, business peer, even business leader. If IT is to break out of its ‘ivory tower’ and become a key enabler of business competitive advantage, IT must tackle a new and expanded role, enabling – potentially even driving - business success, a transformation I’ve successfully delivered numerous times. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to combine my diverse executive consulting experience with Fortium’s vast wealth of world-class executive talent. The knowledge transfer available from this breadth of experience, provides clients with a massively beneficial ‘multiplier factor” on gaining rapid and effective results – Fortium doesn’t just do – it teaches others to do themselves, producing far greater value through sustainable and repeatable results well after our direct involvement ends.”

Mr. Rheinlander serves as a board member with multiple companies, founded and built 3 successful startups, and is a volunteer mentor and advisor for a number of clean-tech companies. He has earned degrees in Industrial Technology from the University of Maine, and Electronics Technology from Maine Technical Institute. A nationally known speaker on creating innovation cultures, he was also on the development team for the original IBM PC, led global development of the current generation of IT-enabled fuel dispensers, and has created numerous other well-known business, process and technology groundbreaking innovations.


FORTIUM is an IT turnaround and technology leadership services firm focused on providing world-class resources to clients with the most complex issues. FORTIUM serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert project teams and operational leadership resources in technology-related roles. FORTIUM resources have 25 or more years of technology experience, most recently in a senior leadership role.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, FORTIUM also operates from offices in Orange County, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and London, U.K.

For more information, please contact:  

Burke Autrey | 972 827 8137 | burke.autrey at fortiumpartners.com | www.fortiumpartners.com