Fred Lenz joined Fortium Partners with more than 20 years of technology leadership experience guiding teams in charge of infrastructure, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and data center operations. His deep knowledge of technology and engineering is matched by his sharp business acumen and solid communications skills. He has negotiated and managed enterprise licensing contracts and significant government contracts. Fred also led the successful technology integration of multiple acquisitions and relocations. His work reflects an attention to managing costs, a commitment to innovation, and a collaborative spirit. He champions new revenue channels, operational excellence projects, high-performing teams, and exceptional client service.
As a CIO, Fred managed all aspects of the corporate technology department from vision to maintenance, from budgeting to process improvement initiatives. He strengthened systems and introduced data platforms to support collection, analysis, visualization, and reporting of environmental and geotechnical data. He fortified the cybersecurity platform with next-generation firewalls, multi-factor authentication, and installation of advanced desktop, email, and web content filtering software. Fred presents both a strategic perspective and hands-on capabilities to help an organization achieve its goals.
A leader in professional associations, his time is invested in industry organizations, mentorship roles, and peer forums. Fred has been a member of ACEC IT Forum for more than a decade and served as co-chair of the Boston Chapter for five years. His membership in the Society of Military Engineers led to a rewarding experience as its Membership Director. For more than ten years, he has been involved with the Society of Information Management (SIM), evolving his position from member to mentor to Regional Leadership Form members. In 2019, he was nominated for the ORBIE Award for Boston CIO of the Year.
Fred graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Master of Science in Engineering and the Degree of Nuclear Engineer (ABD). He continued his graduate studies at Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. For many years, Fred has actively pursued professional development opportunities. Currently, he is enrolled and is pursuing certificates in Python 3 Specialization at the University of Michigan and Digital Transformation at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.