Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership
DALLAS, TEXAS November 3, 2014/ - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce that Roger Seshadri, "Premier 100 Global Technology Leadership Award" winner and long-time gaming IT executive, has joined as Global Practice Leader for the firm's Gaming & Hospitality practice.
Roger Seshadri brings 25+ years of global experience in senior business technology leadership positions including Fortune 100 companies. Recognized worldwide for leading several successful growth & turnaround strategies in the Gaming & Hospitality space (Casinos, Integrated Resorts), his illustrious career also includes significant leadership roles in Entertainment, Retail, and Management Consulting in North & South America, Caribbean, Europe & Asia Pacific.
As the SVP & Corporate CIO of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. & member of the CEO-led Executive Committee, Roger shared responsibility for driving revenue growth, optimization strategies, and business process design. He led one of the most sophisticated enterprise class Business Technology designs and a multi-million-dollar gaming software development & execution project in support of business operations for this enterprise with a market cap of US$24 billion dollars between 2007-2014 (recognized with 6 international awards for creating business value). Previously, Mr. Seshadri led a team of 300+ developers and was instrumental in creating one of the largest offshore development centers as the Director of IT/domain expert in multiple cities in India for Bally Technology, growing the team to more than 1,000 developers.
Roger Seshadri’s entry into Entertainment & Gaming began in 1990 as a management consultant in Netherlands Antilles. He eventually went on to become a Member of the Pioneering Business Executive Leadership team in 1992 for ITT Corporation (Sheraton /Caesars). Roger was instrumental in obtaining the first gaming license to operate Integrated Casino Resorts in North America.
Between 2000 - 2005, he was recognized for leading breakthrough transformational initiatives for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (one of the largest upscale hotel chains in the world) as Corporate VP of IT.
Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "The matrix of complexities in the Gaming & Hospitality industry have resulted in a surge in demand for highly skilled technology resources in burgeoning global markets. Likewise, the industry is clamoring for the brightest technology leaders and strategic thinkers on the planet to properly prepare organizations to succeed and thrive in this rapidly changing and highly competitive space. We knew Fortium needed to attract the very best in the world to support the needs of our Gaming & Hospitality clients. Everywhere we turned as we searched for such a person, we heard Roger Seshadri's name." Roger is recognized by the industry's most senior executives as a creative pioneer of change with a keen eye for the future... just what this exciting and volatile industry demands. We couldn't be more excited to have him join our leadership team.”
Roger Seshadri comments: “Leaders are paid to create the future and IT is an integral part of the business. Companies need to continuously reconfigure themselves and IT leaders should assess what technologies and systems are necessary to not only maintain the organization’s key capabilities but also invest in areas which help to create new business models in a new market space. There could not be a better platform to develop this capability than Fortium Partners… collaborating with a group of Partners who are thought-leaders, all similarly recognized in their industry or technology domain, to bring the most sophisticated solutions for the Gaming, Hospitality & Entertainment industry."
Roger Seshadri earned his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Madras. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). His additional training includes Software Engineering, CMMI from Carnegie Mellon University, Executive Leadership Program-Business Leadership from Harvard Business School, and Breakthrough Transformational Leadership from Wyndham University. Mr. Seshadri is also an International Associate Member of the AICPA.
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 Orange County, Minneapolis, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and London, U.K.
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