Security Software Pioneer Becomes Newest Addition to Fortium Partners

Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS November 4, 2014/ - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Alsberg, founder and one-time CEO of Addamax, the B-1 Unix security software developer, has joined as a Partner in the firm's Midwest region. 

Peter Alsberg’s forty-year career as an IT entrepreneur, CEO, COO, CIO, CTO, and senior management consultant has included early-stage start-ups, midmarket and Fortune 500 companies, and the United States Department of Defense. He is particularly noted for his innovative analyses and realistic solutions for complex and difficult IT transitions, IT business alignment efforts, business process restructuring in turnaround situations, and using IT creatively to grow the business.  He has a keen understanding of how to craft a realistic new direction and strategy, how to build bridges to transition from the old to the new, and how to do so on a schedule responsive to the rate of change in relevant markets.

Dr. Alsberg is a true networking pioneer:  his research unit at the University of Illinois was one of the first six ARPANET sites and made important contributions to the core technologies of today’s Internet. He uses IT creatively and strategically to improve existing products, find and address new markets, reduce cost, and grow the business in ways that exploit nimble application of technology solutions at all levels of the company. He has worked closely with senior management in markets as diverse as commodity futures trading, banking, industrial hardware distribution, luxury yachts, lotteries, and public and military telecommunications.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "When we launched the firm, we set out to bring the brightest and most innovative IT minds in the world together under one roof of sorts, and make them available to companies where creativity in IT is a serious part of the business strategy.  Dr. Peter Alsberg's Addamax Corporation, in the 1980's, developed what many believed to be the very best of the high-security products available for Unix at the time. Since that path-making breakthrough, he has been a trusted advisor to countless companies across multiple industries, with the specific intent of applying IT in an innovative fashion to solve complex problems. We are very excited to have Peter as a part of our client-delivery team.
Peter Alsberg comments: “smaller companies are often so overwhelmed with the immediate demands of their business that IT necessarily takes a backseat, and then when success comes they find themselves saddled with ad hoc business processes and IT systems that don’t scale up to meet their new needs. And companies of any size that have had a long run of success often find that their established processes and systems don’t adapt easily when their markets shift. Fortium’s commitment to providing top flight turnaround talent is an exciting opportunity, and I'm thrilled to join such an illustrious team of professionals.”

Peter Alsberg earned a BS, MS, and PhD in Engineering Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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