Former Microsoft Executive Joins Fortium Partners


Project | Interim | Fractional CIO & CTO Services

Minneapolis, MN July 26, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Interim Leadership Services, is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Callahan as Senior Vice President and Area Managing Partner of its twelve-state Midwest Region. 

Most recently, Callahan was a Vice President with Microsoft where, for over five years, he led all of Consulting and onsite Support (a.k.a. Premier) for North and South America.  Under his leadership, the Business Unit delivered company-record-setting growth in revenue and profitability while achieving breakthrough improvements in customer satisfaction. Prior to Microsoft, Brad was Executive Vice President with Lawson Software, where he led eight successive quarters of growth in Professional Services revenue and profitability. Previously, Callahan served as a Vice President at Capgemini after Capgemini’s acquisition of Ernst & Young Consulting, Partner with Ernst & Young Consulting, leading the firm's global Oracle Service Line, and was Chief Information Officer for Metropolitan Financial Corporation.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "Our brand mandates that our Partners are among the most recognized names in IT leadership globally. It makes perfect sense that they would be led by someone with an extraordinary track record leading global consulting organizations. Brad Callahan's name has become synonymous with Professional Services excellence among IT leadership circles across the Americas and Europe. His very presence will attract the highest quality IT leaders, while supporting our mission to offer the very best talent available to help clients solve their most complex, mission-critical IT problems.”

Brad Callahan comments: "I've been fortunate during my career to work with a wide variety of phenomenal talent that proved, time and again, a unique ability to go above and beyond to offer the very best in client service. It is rare, however, that someone has the opportunity to recruit and lead such IT Rock-Stars as the Partners at Fortium. We will be hard-pressed to find an IT challenge that any number of professionals in this group have not tackled and solved. I'm honored to work with such an esteemed group of colleagues.  I believe that the IT industry has never faced so many concurrent challenges, and Fortium is incredibly well-positioned to help its clients solve today’s IT complexities." 

Callahan earned a BA in Jazz Studies from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT and completed his Post-Graduate studies at the University of Minnesota in Music Theory and Composition.

FORTIUM PARTNERS, LP 

Fortium Partners is an international executive services firm that provides fractional and interim IT leadership and advisory services to companies that have an immediate need to improve IT performance, reduce spend, and improve competitive standing and operational efficiency. Fortium's Partners are all experienced C-Suite executives of significant, recognizable companies and possess, on average, 20-25 years of experience helping CEOs, boards, and investors lead substantial technology initiatives and solve complex problems. Fortium brings a unique perspective that results in better outcomes, lower risk, and shorter time to value.

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

For more information please contact:  

BRAD CALLAHAN | 612 805 8978  | Brad.Callahan at fortiumpartners.com | www.fortiumpartners.com

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