Leading CIO and Financial Services Executive Joins Fortium


Los Angeles, CA February 16, 2015 / - FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of IT Turnaround and Leadership Services, is pleased to announce the addition of Roger Buss as the newest Partner to join the Firm’s West Region.

Buss brings a diversified 30-year career in C-level leadership roles.  He is highly skilled in leading strategic initiatives in applications development, systems consolidation and revitalization, and new technology implementation, including recent experience with cloud, mobile and digital marketing strategies.  He was most recently VP and CIO at Pacific Compensation Insurance, a California workers comp insurer, where he was responsible for managing a highly outsourced and cloud-based IT operation, reducing annual IT spend from $11M to $7.5M while holding essential service levels constant, and implementing new web and mobile tools.  Before that, he was VP and CIO at First Insurance Company of Hawaii, where he assumed program management responsibilities for a $24M core system replacement project, designed to migrate 15 lines of business from an aging mainframe platform to a leading-edge web-based system.  Prior to that, Roger was a Technology Leadership Partner with Tatum LLC, including serving as National Solution Team Leader for Tatum’s IT Governance and Controls practice during 2006-07.  For a sports apparel company, he directed ERP requirements definition and software selection, followed by project oversight during the implementation phase.  For a rapidly growing high-tech manufacturer, he provided interim IT leadership services, including development of IT strategy, IT Steering Committee and staff organization, evaluation of infrastructure outsourcing options, and program management of key projects.  For a global energy industry manufacturer/distributor, Roger provided program management services for a Hyperion financial consolidation system implementation.  As CIO for a mid-size property casualty insurer, he completed a major multi-year systems consolidation for a $100 million acquired business.  He also has significant experience in IT audit and controls evaluations, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements.

Tim McCracken, Chairman and CEO of Fortium Partners states: "I am thrilled that Roger Buss has decided to become a Fortium Partner.  He brings a wealth of IT and business leadership experience to our firm and our clients.  He brings a fresh perspective to the CIO role, emphasizing new technologies to position IT as a driver for competitive advantage and change.”

Roger has an MBA from the Kellogg School (Northwestern University), and holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.

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, Minneapolis, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, 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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