Experienced Financial Services CIO Is Latest To Join Fortium Partners


Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

Dallas, TX Sept 2, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce that Gulhan Sumer has joined the firm as a Partner in its Dallas office. 

 Sumer spent 17 years with the financial services division of Price Waterhouse Coopers where he was  the unit's Chief Information Officer. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Carreker Corporation, now the financial services technology giant, Fiserv. Adept in leading information technology for not-for-profit organizations as well, Gulhan spent 3 years as Chief Information Officer for YPO (Young President's Association) leading development and support of the organization's infrastructure, web applications, IT security, telecom, and governance. Most recently, Gulhan was in a client-service role with a Dallas boutique IT consulting firm.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: While Fortium continues to break industry records for growth in our first year, we continue to insist on recruiting, as Partners, only top executives from leading organizations that have the "stripes", the maturity and operational leadership acumen to help our clients navigate high-risk IT situations. Gulhan Sumer is a "known entity" among IT experts in the financial services space, and has proven his ability to help clients deliver revenue, profitability, and productivity by aligning IT with business goals. His service in both not-for-profits and company start-ups gives him a unique perspective and awareness of entrepreneurial issues on the minds of client c-level executives. With Gulhan, we are in a better position to help our clients in both financial services and not-for-profits to thrive and prosper in the U.S. and beyond.

Gulhan Sumer comments: "I have spent the greater part of my 30-year career in and around some of the most highly respected services firms in the world, but none come close to matching the level of skill I have found in Fortium. Fortium Partners is truly unique in the technology consulting world... the best of the best who have been a part of elite leadership teams across all industries around the world. Not only am I honored to be a part of such an amazing cast, but I am now able to assemble a team like no other to tackle the most difficult missions our clients have to overcome."

Gulhan Sumer earned his MBA in Market Research/Finance from St Louis University, and his BSBA in Marketing/Technology from University of Evansville.

FORTIUM PARTNERS, LP 

FORTIUM is an IT turnaround and technology leadership services firm focused on providing world-class resources to clients with the most complex issues. FORTIUM serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert project teams and operational 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 from offices in Orange County, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and London, U.K.

For more information, please contact:  

Burke Autrey | 972 827 8137 | burke.autrey at fortiumpartners.com | www.fortiumpartners.com

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