FORTIUM Welcomes Top High Tech IT Leader Richard Diamond

Project | Interim | Fractional CIO & CTO Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 12, 2014 / -- FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s premier provider of Technology Leadership and Interim/Fractional CIO/CTO services, is pleased to announce that noted high-tech IT leader Richard Diamond has joined as a partner in Fortium’s Western U.S. region. 

Richard Diamond is a highly recognized and respected executive whose career includes leadership of IT operations for global high-tech companies. He brings more than 30 years in a variety of strategic, operational and advisory roles to support Fortium’s rapidly growing client-base. During a successful career in industry as a CIO, Richard led complex multi-national IT organizations for such high-tech powerhouses as Applied Materials and AST Computer. Prior to joining Fortium, Diamond was a highly-recruited independent IT consultant advising boards and CEO’s of emerging growth companies seeking to creatively apply IT to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of the Firm commented: "I have known and worked with Richard for more than two decades, and have long admired his leadership qualities and unique ability to simplify even the most complex IT environments to operate efficiently and effectively. Our clients seek maturity in IT leadership and Richard’s calming and confident demeanor settles teams in times of crisis to focus on getting problems solved and bringing order where there is chaos. More importantly, he backs up that confidence with experience. Fortium specializes in deploying only the world’s top IT leaders to achieve extraordinary results and Richard is the very embodiment of what our firm stands for. We are pleased he has become an important part of our team." 

Richard Diamond comments: "I have had the opportunity throughout my career to address some very complex issues from a technology perspective. In many cases, these issues were previously unknown as we forged to push the envelope of technology in favor of creating a competitive advantage. It has been a career of challenges that most executives can only dream of. Fortium allows me the opportunity to apply lessons learned from decades of IT leadership to help companies with serious problems that “cannot afford to fail.” I am excited about being a part of a firm that has become home to many top technology professionals.”

Diamond received an MBA in Business and Finance from University of Louisville, and a B.S. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research with honors from New York University – College of Engineering.


Fortium is a technology executive services firm focused on providing value delivered by world-class resources in an affordable, flexible delivery model. Fortium serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert project, interim, and fractional resources in technology-related roles. Fortium resources have 20 or more years of technology experience, most recently in a senior leadership role.

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

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