Brian Greenberg is a Partner in Fortium Partners' Central Region where he leads technology initiatives that elevate efficiency, productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction. As a CIO and CTO, he achieves outstanding results by strengthening the enterprise architecture, introducing automation, building data resources, and launching new applications. He is an experienced leader who drives change across the business as he tames complexity, evolves strategy, and creates value for companies of all sizes. Brian has more than 25 years of experience integrating IT capabilities, working with private-equity portfolio companies, and providing stewardship of supplier and vendor relationships. He has led numerous enterprise transformation initiatives and continuous improvement programs. His experience spans a range of industries including finance, legal, manufacturing, retail, insurance, technology, and nonprofit.
As a CIO and CTO, Brian drives IT strategy and transformation initiatives that propel business growth and profitability. He ensures technology, operations, and processes are working in concert with a company's strategic vision, customer profile, and product development priorities. His experience establishing long-term relationships with key suppliers and vendors supports consistent delivery of customer service and builds brand strength. Brian is recognized for his keen ability to develop applications, manage data solutions, and solve business challenges through systems design and reengineering.
As a Fortium Partner, Brian leads engagements focused on IT operations, cybersecurity, and enterprise systems. He has completed numerous interim, virtual, and long-term assignments in the areas of data center management, software implementation, IT strategy, product development, risk mitigation, cloud architecture, and process improvement. His practice also includes turnaround management projects and strategic advisory roles.
He currently serves as Adjunct Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University, where he teaches courses covering cybersecurity, risk management, privacy, governance, disaster recovery, and business continuity, among many topics. Brian is also an active member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the Private Directors Association, the Executive's Club of Chicago, and the Turnaround Management Association.
Brian graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy an9 Applied Computer Science. Later, he earned a Master of Arts from Antioch University with a concentration in whole systems design, systems theory, and system dynamics. He is a frequent Forbes contributor and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.