Entrepreneurial High-Tech and Higher Education CIO Larry Arps Joins Fortium Partners

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Dallas, TX – January 18, 2017 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of technology leadership services, today announced that Larry Arps, an entrepreneurial CIO with a proven record of delivering multi-million dollar infrastructure improvements in the high tech and education sectors, has joined the New York practice. Arps brings more than 25 years of broad business expertise with universities and Fortune 1,000 companies, specializing in network infrastructure, process improvement, technology implementation and change management.

Prior to joining Fortium, Arps owned a technology services firm that served mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Before that he was the CIO for Manhattanville College for more than a decade, where he helped boost the institution’s competitiveness to a level parallel with that of the top 25 percent of U.S. academic institutions and on par with many Fortune 1000 companies. Throughout his career, Arps served in various consulting roles, including 13 years with IBM, where he received multiple awards for his excellence in business and financial analysis, and with business consultancy The Licas Group, where he resurrected a failing technology infrastructure and implemented an emergency disaster recovery plan after an incident at a New England college.

“Today’s CIO doesn’t need to personally manage acres of on-site equipment, but a knowledge of how to leverage infrastructure – whether it’s in the cloud, via social media or in-house legacy systems – can make all the difference for investment returns,” said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO. “Larry gets his hands dirty and asks the tough questions first to ensure the business is leveraging technology to grow and become more competitive. That’s what Fortium delivers to our clients - we help businesses learn how technology can make them stronger, faster and more stable than competitors. Larry is a solid fit for our growing team.”

“Everyone from global companies to mom-and-pop shops know that a poor technology infrastructure will keep everyone focused on the wrong parts of the business, while a strong infrastructure can drive a business forward in new and exciting ways, while keeping competitors at bay,” said Arps. “I joined Fortium because this exceptional team of CIOs is collectively using technology to drive modern businesses forward. We have the built-in, firsthand experience for virtually any technology issue that no other organization can offer, and I’m excited to be a part of this extraordinary team.”

Arps holds a bachelor’s in physics from Carleton College, a bachelor’s in industrial engineering and operations analysis from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia University. He also has a Certificate in Business Dynamics, Systems Thinking and Modeling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To connect with Arps, send a message via his LinkedIn profile.

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; Las Vegas; New York; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Chicago; Detroit; Jacksonville; and London, U.K.

For more information, contact:

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