IT Advisor to Wall Street Joins Fortium Partners

Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

New York, NY September 18, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce the addition of Khurshed Birdie as a Partner in its Eastern US region. 

Khurshed Birdie brings more than thirty-five years of IT leadership as both an executive and advisor to top companies within the financial services sector. Birdie began his IT leadership career in the early 1980's serving as an IT executive for Morgan Stanley. He then moved to First Boston Corp to head-up its elite FBC Technologies group, an "advanced technology" organization housed within the multi-billion dollar international investment bank and brokerage firm. It was there he led the effort to conceptualize, design, and construct the $60+ million integrated global trade processing system called New Trade Processing Architecture (NTPA). This technology led to First Boston's joint-venture with IBM, Seer Technologies, ultimately resulting in a successful IPO. Most recently, Khurshed was Chief Technology Officer for IT consulting firm Northstar Technologies, where he served a who's who list of clients including NYSE Euronext, Nomura America Services, Citibank, Dun & Bradstreet, First Boston, JPMorgan, Lehman Bros., and many others.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "Developments and a flurry of regulation in the tumultuous financial services sector have driven unprecedented evolution in technology requirements over the past 6-8 years, and our client-executives tell us they struggle to keep up with the change. In keeping with Fortium's brand of providing only the most recognized names in IT to serve every business sector, we believed it was imperative to attract the best and brightest. Khurshed Birdie is known and respected in IT circles up and down Wall Street as an innovator that has the best interests of his clients in mind at all times... a true industry genius with an uncanny ability to anticipate the industry's direction and IT needs often before they happen. We are extremely pleased that Khurshed has become a Fortium Partner."

Khurshed Birdie comments: "One of the most important components of one's ability to not only support, but help drive the direction in technology within the financial services sector is to have a platform. This platform gets us past the relevance and credibility tests that can sometimes take months or years. Fortium's name provides such a platform. I was amazed at Fortium's ability to amass top IT names across all industries into one firm, and am both excited and humbled to be a Fortium Partner."

Birdie earned his MBA in Finance & Computer Applications and Information Systems at New York University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Technology and Engineering.


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 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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