Mary Pat

CIO advisor focused on value creation through technology strategy and organizational change leadership



Leadership Roles

Mary Pat Stritof is a partner in the Florida practice of Fortium Partners. She brings more than 30 years of technology leadership experience with well-known international brands, driving value through the strategic use of technology to support and enhance business processes. Prior to joining Fortium, Stritof was CIO advisor and consultant, where she provided IT program management oversight and merger integration services for companies like Advanced Disposal and True Value. With True Value, she served as program manager, delivering a disaster recovery strategy to support key business functions. Before that she was VP of IT at Advanced Disposal, where she managed a $23 million budget for more than 225 operating locations. Before that, she was the CIO for Mitsubishi Electric Automation, a 90-year affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, where she managed an annual technology budget of $5 million and was responsible for the IT infrastructure and business systems portfolio. She has also served as CIO for the American consumer electronics subsidiary of Samsung Electronics where she earned the VICS Collaborative Award jointly with Best Buy, and also as divisional CIO for Sears Roebuck and Company where she directed hundreds of IT professionals providing business applications and support for Sears Commercial Sales. She enjoyed a 17-year progressive career with Sears. Stritof holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Studies from Northwestern University.