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DALLAS, TX August 13, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnarounds and Technology Leadership Services, announced today that Steve Smith has become the newest addition to its already powerful State & Local Government practice.

A recognized and award-winning technology leader in the highly specialized public sector space, Steve Smith was named "Public CIO of the Year" in the State of Texas for 2010. For eight years, Smith served as Chief Information Officer for Tarrant County, the third largest county in Texas and sixteenth largest county in the country. During his tenure there, Smith designed and implemented a Case Management System for the State of Texas Juvenile Justice Department which serves each county across the state and required close collaboration with multiple agencies. This system was the first of its kind in Texas, improving efficiency and organization on a major scale. Prior to joining Tarrant County, Smith held the same position with another major US county, Orange County, Florida; where he led the successful installation of an Intranet/Internet system that went on to receive 16 national awards.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "State & Local Government is a very important sector for us and continues to be a tremendous source of demand. New requirements are being placed on local government organizations from the federal level that are taxing an already stretched capacity. Further, their citizens continue to command a higher level of service than ever before. Elected officials and managers are looking at technology to bridge the ever-widening gap. They are looking for Fortium to provide guidance and direction by leaders that have already been tested under adverse conditions and understand the nuances of regional and local government operations. Steve Smith is one of the top government CIO's in the country, and we're excited to have him serving on the front lines working with our government clients to navigate this challenging environment.

Steve Smith comments: "I've had the opportunity to observe first-hand Fortium's level of commitment to its clients to provide better outcomes and shorter time to value with a lower level of risk. In an environment where real budget constraints and growing requirements is common, Fortium offers the antidote. As a Fortium Partner, I have the opportunity to provide real value to government agencies that need it most, over and over again. I have the comfort in knowing I am supported by a level of IT knowledge and expertise within Fortium's four walls that is unprecedented in the services industry. I couldn't be happier to now be a part of it.

Smith received his BBA in Management Information Systems from University of Texas at Arlington.


FORTIUM is an IT turnaround and technology leadership services firm focused on providing world-class resources in an affordable, flexible delivery model. FORTIUM serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert interim and project 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 offices in Orange County, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and London, U.K.

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