Government technology powerhouse with strategic leadership skills to transform systems and solve business needs through innovative technology.


Catherine Maras

Leadership Roles

  • CIO, Bexar County, TX
  • Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation - Worldwide Public Sector
  • CIO, Cook County, IL
  • Assistant IT Director, GATX Terminals Corporation

Catherine Maras is a partner in the Dallas practice of Fortium Partners. She has more than 30 years of technology leadership that spans both the public and private sectors. Maras brings award-winning technology experience to Fortium. She’s a Harvard Innovations Award Finalist, a 2016 CIO Magazine Analytics 50 Award winner and was named one of the top 100 worldwide CIOs in 2014 by Computerworld Magazine, among numerous other awards. Maras has a reputation as an integrator — someone who understands the relationships between departments and creates information systems that improve entire organizations.

Award Recognition:

  • Harvard Innovations Award Finalist
  • CIO Magazine Analytics50 Award 2016
  • Top 100 worldwide CIOs Computerworld Magazine 2014
  • ESRI International Award/Computerworld Award 2013
  • Top 25 Government CIOs, Center for Digital Government,
  • Multiple national Best of the Web Awards, Center for Digital Government

Maras holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and an MSA in Accounting, both from DePaul University. She also holds a bachelor of science in marketing from Northern Illinois University.