Retail Industry IT Expert Joins Fortium Partners

Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

NEW YORK, NY September 17, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, has announced the addition of Sandra Donatelli as a partner in its East region. 

Sandra Donatelli joins Fortium after working more than eleven years with luxury brands giant Chanel in various executive consulting roles leading many of the company's major technology initiatives. A Senior IT executive focused on IT transformation, Donatelli took on and solved the difficult demands resulting from cross-functional and cross-brand needs of this global fashion/fragrance/make-up industry leader. Throughout her career, Sandra has worked with senior leadership across five countries, executing the most daunting strategies to transform technology into a leading support mechanism for a company's competitive differentiation. Donatelli also served as Global Head of IT Architecture and Strategy for adidas-Salomon, and CIO of global diamond-retailer Odimo.

Donatelli spent the first 14 years of her career holding a variety of positions and roles to support intelligence processing and analysts at the National Security Agency (NSA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), HQ USEUCOM, HQ USAFE as well as other national and military intelligence agencies.

During this time, Sandra worked as an American Intelligence expert at NATO HQ in Brussels during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the USSR.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "Sandra Donatelli has experienced an incredible career serving in both the luxury retail industry and public service in the U.S. intelligence community. Working with Sandra, one shortly realizes the level of detail, discipline, and ability to innovate this unique combination has developed in this formidable executive. These are traits that not only will be valuable for clients in the retail space, but serve well to enable Sandra to cross over into virtually any industry to solve complex, mission-critical initiatives. Such a unique background is exactly what our clients have come to expect from Fortium."

Sandra Donatelli comments: "While my career has had more than its share of excitement and opportunity, never did I expect to join a team of so many highly qualified leaders in a single firm. More importantly, the clients we serve are truly in need of the excellence that Fortium is so poised to deliver. I'm honored to be a part of the Fortium family, and look forward to sinking my teeth into many complex, high-risk assignments."

Sandra Donatelli earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park.


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.

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