Jon Bergman joined Fortium Partners with decades of diverse experience as a CIO, business owner, and management consultant. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his ability to undertake some of the hardest challenges facing a company. He thrives in large, global corporations as well as small, start-up environments. His profile is marked by a disciplined approach to problem solving matched by entrepreneurial instincts. Jon has leadership perspective gained in the textile, automotive, chemical, legal, financial, and communications industries. He forges strong relationships with executive peers, boards, customers, and IT team members. His keen ability to communicate strategic priorities drives performance on complex technology programs and business transformation initiatives.
As a CIO, Jon has extensive experience in the area of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He provided IT leadership for a $4 billion care-out from a major chemical company and helped realize significant savings on transition services. He has selected and engaged more than 15 different managed service providers (MSPs). He has worked extensively in India and other countries to create partnerships and long-term relationships with many MSPs while seeking opportunities to trim operational costs.
As a business leader, Jon was part of a management team that grew and sold a $250 million business to a global telecommunications enterprise. Known to lead with grace while facing difficult challenges, he has earned the reputation of a fixer. Of note, at a well-funded start-up, he developed and managed an operational get-well plan that saved the company. He takes a business-driven approach to technology solutions as he works closely with executive peers, clients, boards, and vendors. His hallmark is creating strong and enduring relationships across all levels and functions of a company.
Jon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. Jon enjoys golf and is an avid swimmer.