Noted IT Cybersecurity Expert John Alvertos joins Fortium


Dallas, TX  August 10, 2015 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of IT turnaround and leadership services announced today that corporate cybersecurity leader John Alvertos has joined Fortium Partners, based in the Los Angeles office. A frequent lecturer and instructor in IT Management at UCLA, Alvertos most recently served as Senior Vice President, IT Security and Infrastructure for behemoth workers' compensation/P&C insurance underwriter, Zenith Insurance.

Alvertos' career includes management consulting positions with Cambridge Technology Partners, PwC and Oracle; he served as CIO & Vice President leading IT for 16 western U.S. States for global top-ten business insurance broker Hub International.

“I’m very pleased that John Alvertos will be joining Fortium,” said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO.  “John's reputation is unparalleled when it comes to ensuring against the most serious forms of cyber threat, from identity theft and fraud to corporate hacking attacks. His tremendous background in corporate security strategy and execution places him among the leading practitioners in the insurance space in the country.”

According to Roger Buss, Los Angeles Area Managing Partner, “John’s total mastery of cybersecurity measures, policies and processes raises the bar in our ability to protect Fortium clients from cyber attack, even as cyber criminals grow more devious and sinister with each passing day. John is well known as a leading cybersecurity strategist in corporate IT circles across Southern California where his reputation is second to none.”

John Alvertos commented, “I am thrilled to be a part of Fortium as its cybersecurity practice continues to rapidly grow in volume and popularity, and excited to help make Fortium clients stronger and better-equipped to repel cyber attacks of all kinds. Fortium practices what I have preached for a long time, that defense against cyber attack extends well beyond technology. The focus should include training employees on best security practices and ensuring that corporate standards and privacy policies align with business goals and culture. Continuous improvement and operational discipline are important to ensuring effective corporate cybersecurity. It’s critical that we help our clients to display proficiency in this area.

John Alvertos received an MBA from UC-Irvine, a Master's Degree in Communications Management from University of Southern California, and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Queen Mary, University of London.

About Fortium Partners

FORTIUM PARTNERS is an IT turnaround and technology services firm focused on providing world-class IT leadership to clients focused on finding solutions to complex IT infrastructure issues or difficult-to–solve operational challenges. 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, TX, FORTIUM PARTNERS also operates offices in Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco; Phoenix; Las Vegas; New York; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Chicago; Detroit; and London, U.K.

For more information, contact:

Burke Autrey / 972-827-8137 / burke.autrey@fortiumpartners.com / www.fortiumpartners.com

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