Top Construction IT Executive Joins Fortium Partners

Strategy | Operations | IT Leadership

Los Angeles, CA September 22, 2014 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce that John Gilboy has joined the firm as a Partner in its Southern California office. 

John Gilboy joins Fortium from J. F. Shea Company, Inc., one of the world's largest and oldest privately held companies and prominent land developer, commercial and residential builder, and venture capital firm. Gilboy was specifically recruited by Shea to lead a company-wide turn-around of IT, including consolidation of IT operations and services while modernizing and enhancing the company's technology and resources following the industry's deep economic downturn. During his tenure, John initiated and directed a series of leveraged onshore/offshore partnerships to augment the company's IT assets and resources and deliver unique solutions while tightly controlling costs. Previously, John served as a senior vice-president with $90B financial services giant Union Bank, where he redefined and enhanced core financial transaction technologies while building and nurturing collaborative relationships between IT and business units, while managing a combined team of up to 150 professionals, a $24M operating budget and $50M capital budget. Prior experience includes senior IT leadership positions in food & beverage, manufacturing, gaming and healthcare.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: Fortium continues to be the "go-to" firm helping clients lead large-scale IT turnarounds and complex, mission-critical initiatives. Our clients have come to trust Fortium to successfully "lead them through the fire." This can only be achieved by recruiting the best, most experienced resources in the world with 25 or more years of experience doing just that. John Gilboy personifies this profile. He has proven time and again, throughout his storied career, the ability to successfully lead major IT transformations across a number of industries into smoothly operating, innovative service and support systems. His experience in moving activities that are not core competencies to outside service organizations that provide a significantly higher level of service has added millions to the bottom line for a number of companies. We are very pleased that John has decided to become the latest to join this elite team of technology leaders. 

John Gilboy comments: "While some IT leaders are satisfied with being day-to-day operational managers, I've spent my whole career jumping inside the fire. That's what drives me and that's my passion. Fortium Partners affords me the opportunity to work in some of the most challenging IT environments, often time-sensitive and critical to a client's survival. Best of all, I'm surrounded by an elite leadership team of IT leaders that have proven prowess across a variety of situations and industries. As a partner with Fortium, I have immediate access to knowledge and support that cannot be found anywhere else. I look forward to getting started in helping clients to turn their serious IT situation into an efficient, competitive advantage."

John Gilboy earned his MBA in Management, Strategy and Leadership at Claremont Graduate School of Business and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, and his BS in Business Management from University of Redlands.


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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