Corporate Turnaround Superstar Cindy Johnson Joins Fortium


Dallas, TX August 31, 2015 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of IT turnaround and leadership services announced today that corporate turnaround trailblazer Cindy Johnson has joined Fortium Partners as Engagement Partner in Northern California.  

An IT consultant and esteemed CIO and CTO of multi-billion-dollar firms, Johnson is laser-focused on aligning technology vision with business strategy to drive results. Having led more than a dozen business and/or IT strategies for marquis companies such as Hewlett Packard, LSI Logic, Husky Oil and Apple Computer, as well as 8 organizational turnarounds, she is the proven “hired-gun” executives want on the job when corporate performance—and so much more—is on the line.

Johnson, a trusted partner/advisor to brand name firms like IBM Global, SAP, Network Appliance, Applied Materials and Cadence Design Systems, has successfully led many complex engagements including the integration of two $500MM corporations where she eliminated 55% of costs , consolidated nine global data centers down to two, and outsourced specific functions to gain additional network capabilities not built in-house to meet time-to-market requirements, and led competitive-bids that reduced costs by more than 40%.

A proven turnaround expert, Johnson led two major initiatives to effect wholesale improvements... one in the semi-conductor industry and the other for a heavy oil upgrader refinery. In both cases, Johnson implemented all systems required to “go live” in under seven months enabling revenue generation of $400M and $1.2B in first-year revenues respectively after prior failed attempts before her arrival.

“Bringing Cindy Johnson's capability into Fortium Partners is a major step for us, “ said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO. "Her dynamic leadership quality has been a key factor in countless large-scale turnarounds, and that's just the strength and "calm in the face of adversity" our clients have come to expect from Fortium.

Johnson commented, “I love what Tim McCracken and the Fortium leadership team has accomplished; they've put together the strongest group of large-company CIO/CTO superstars anywhere, allowing Fortium to offer a highly differentiated and sophisticated IT-leadership-for-hire value proposition that extends around the world.”

Johnson received an MSIE with an emphasis in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Business from the University of Arkansas.

About Fortium Partners:

Fortium Partners is an IT turnaround and technology services firm focused on providing world-class IT leadership to clients who wish to find solutions to complex IT 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. All Fortium Partners 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; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Atlanta, 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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