Dallas, TX – September 16, 2016 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of IT turnaround and leadership services, today announced that Mary Pat Stritof, a proven technology leader with experience managing teams for companies like Advanced Disposal, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Samsung Electronics America and Sears Roebuck and Company, has joined the Florida practice. Stritof brings more than 30 years of technology leadership experience with well-known international brands, driving value through the strategic use of technology to support and enhance business processes with extensive background in the industries of consumer electronics and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Fortium, Stritof served as VP of IT for Advanced Disposal, where she managed an annual technology budget of $23 million and oversaw the IT infrastructure, applications systems portfolio and IT support center for a business that included more than 225 operating locations, sales and marketing support, customer care centers, and all corporate functions for more than 5,000 employees. Previously, she was the CIO for Mitsubishi Electric Automation, a 90-year affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, where she was responsible for the IT infrastructure and systems portfolio. Stritof also served as CIO for Samsung Electronics America, where she managed an $18 million budget and earned the VICS Collaborative Award jointly with Best Buy. She began her profession as a programmer with Sears Roebuck and Company and enjoyed a progressive 17-year career there prior to serving that company as a divisional CIO providing business applications and support for Sears Commercial Sales.
“No matter how you paint it, it’s impossible to run a modern manufacturing organization without the most efficient, proven systems in the world at the forefront. Manufacturing CIOs must strategize on ERP systems, merger integrations, sourcing, virtualization, process engineering and a host of collaboration and team development solutions,” said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO. “Mary Pat honed her skills at some of the largest manufacturing brands in the world, and she can envision how to drive value through the strategic use of technology at practically any type of company. Her discipline and resourcefulness is highly coveted and we’re delighted to have her at Fortium.”
“Executive teams must look at technology from the lens of what truly drives value. As bigger technology vendors tap into smaller markets, and start-up firms gain access to the same tools as the larger ones, there are more options than ever to consider,” said Stritof. “I joined Fortium because collectively we’re helping businesses strike the balance between value creation and operational efficiency. There’s no other firm with so many seasoned technology experts providing clients with the immediate help they need. I’m glad to be a part of this top notch team.”
Stritof holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Studies from Northwestern University.
About Fortium Partners
FORTIUM PARTNERS is an IT turnaround and technology services firm 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 Atlanta; Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco; Phoenix; New York; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Chicago; Detroit; Jacksonville, FL; and London, U.K.
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