Top Technology Executive Paul Lemerise Joins Fortium Partners


Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

DALLAS, TEXAS October 6, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, announced today that Paul M. Lemerise has joined Fortium as a Partner in the firm’s West region. Prior to Fortium, Paul was one of the top billing partners for several years in a row and “Partner of the Year” award winner as a Technology Partner with Tatum, LLC.

Paul Lemerise has more than thirty-five years of experience in information technology, logistics, operations and organizational transformation management across a variety of industries including Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing. Serving in the capacities of CIO, COO and Interim Executive, Lemerise has a broad based background that transcends all aspects of information technology and operations for small emerging companies or large multi-billion dollar international corporations. He is a proven leader, team builder, problem solver with extensive management expertise in strategic planning, software development, mergers and acquisitions, in-sourcing, store design and construction, procurement, manufacturing and distribution, mobility, Tier 1 ERP implementation, networks and business re-engineering. 

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "As we continue to insist on attracting the most talented and experienced leaders anywhere to tackle and solve our clients’ most complex problems, I am so pleased that Paul Lemerise has agreed to become an integral member of our team. Knowing and working with Paul for more than a decade, I have witnessed first-hand his incredible ability to successfully execute a broad-reaching agenda to achieve extraordinary value – not with one or two, but multiple clients. Paul has an uncanny ability to meld into a client’s executive team in just a few short days, access the issues, help to establish a technology-enabled vision to create efficiency and increase competitiveness, and organize peers and work-groups to achieve phenomenal, measurable results.”
Paul Lemerise comments: "A firm with Fortium’s reputation doesn't attract an audience of clients that are looking to “tweak their IT operation”. Usually, it's something that is negatively impacting the business and requires immediate corrective action.  Fortium’s clients are either in a lot of pain caused by a serious deficiency in technology infrastructure and operations or they sense an incredible opportunity to improve competitively and have a very short window to do it in. Either way, they need help from the most experienced advisors they can get their hands on. Having spent the majority of my career “standing inside the fire”, my motivation comes from helping these clients in immediate need achieve fast and measurable results. It’s amazing to find such a talented and proven group of professionals all in one firm, and I'm very excited to be a part of it.

Paul Lemerise earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Economics from Boston College and Computer and Information Sciences from Northeastern University.

FORTIUM PARTNERS, LP 

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 Boston, Minneapolis and Orange County, with partners in Detroit, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Greenville, Atlanta, Miami, Austin, and London, U.K.

For more information, please contact:  

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

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