Technology transformation expert overcomes business obstacles to enable business growth and stability
Christopher Kohn is a partner in the New Jersey practice of Fortium Partners. He brings more than 25 years of experience performing IT turnarounds and creating disciplined organizations while deploying proactive processes and systems. Prior to joining Fortium, Kohn was the COO for Holtzbrinck Publishers, where he led the newly formed global IT business operations and aligned multiple divisional IT groups under a unified global technology division consolidating fiscal and back office operations. He entered this role after serving seven years as CIO of Macmillan Publishers. There Kohn held costs down to 6% annual increases over three years while supporting revenue growth of 12%, turned around the digital college textbook eProduct development in just 12 months, implemented the company’s security program and processes and developed a strategic global virtualization initiative covering 95% of servers, saving nearly $2 million in the first 12 months. Earlier in his career, Kohn served in technology management roles for Reed Business Information, Cendant Corporation, Penguin/Putnam Publishing, and IBM. Kohn holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from George Washington University and a BA in Finance and Economics from Rutgers University.