M&A Expert Chris Darrell Joins FORTIUM PARTNERS

Project | Interim | Fractional CIO & CTO Services

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 11, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s premier provider of technology leadership and Interim/Fractional CIO/CTO services, announces the addition of M&A expert Chris Darrell as a Partner in its Eastern U.S. region.  

A recognized expert in managing complex multi-national IT projects stemming from mergers and acquisitions, Chris brings a level of experience that results from having planned and executed a number of IT “move and consolidate” projects over his career that spans thirty-plus years. Chris also provides Fortium’s growing customer base of “managed healthcare” clients with a level of industry experience unmatched in the industry today.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of the Firm commented:  “Our Private Equity and VC partners recognize time is money. They are asking us to help them consistently achieve high-velocity, lower-cost transitions in every transaction. We continually enhance our capability to offer the most comprehensive M&A IT strategy and leadership coverage available anywhere — and the addition of Chris Darrell fits that bill. Spending many years as a proven operational leader of large IT organizations, he has the maturity and experience to face the most complex environments. More importantly, when it comes to mergers and acquisitions he has the stripes and scars that can only come from having led 13 large-scale IT merger projects. Most career IT leaders don’t experience half as many M&A opportunities in their lifetime.” 

Chris Darrell stated: "I’ve hired consulting firms throughout my career, and worked for a few, that claim to bring the most talented resources to support the needs of their clients, only to then staff “just another team of average consultants”. Fortium has proven itself to be the exception. Whether a client is preparing for a season of rapid growth or decline, is faced with the interruptions associated with a pending transaction, or has a need for highly specialized IT leadership to get it through a troubled time, Fortium’s decision to deploy only world-class resources clearly sets it apart from the rest. Joining Fortium gives me the opportunity to serve clients who truly need the level of experience I can bring, and that’s refreshing.” 

Darrell received his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science, and his B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Rutgers University of New Jersey-New Brunswick.


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.  

For more information, please contact:  

BURKE AUTREY | 972 827 8137 | burke.autrey@fortiumpartners.com | www.fortiumpartners.com