Fortress Solutions’ CFO, Brian Alton, Announces his Retirement; Jared Slack Named as Successor
Fortress Solutions today announced that the company’s long-time Chief Financial Officer, Brian Alton, is retiring this month after a comprehensive leadership transition process that has taken place over the past 15 months. Brian’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of over 35 years in multiple markets and companies in the private equity and venture capital markets. Jared Slack, previously the Vice President of Finance, has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 5, 2022.
Fortress Solutions CFO to Depart Fortress
Brian Alton has been the CFO of Fortress Solutions since the acquisition of the company in 2012 by Galatyn Private Equity, Brendon Mills, Brian Alton, and Josh Orender. Brian has overseen a 5X growth in revenue over the past 10 years and managed several critical corporate changes including the acquisition of Restor Telecom in 2015. Brian Alton will remain with the company going forward as a member of the Board of Directors.
Brendon Mills stated:
Brian has been a tremendous business partner and friend over the past 16 years. He exemplifies the Fortress spirit, dedication, and enthusiasm. He is an extremely respected leader and mentor to many on our team, especially within the finance organization. During his time as CFO, his efforts have grown Fortress immensely and have guided us through many transitions. I would like to thank Brian both personally and on behalf of our company and to wish him an extremely well-deserved happy retirement!
Jared Slack Assumes Role of CFO
As CFO, Mr. Slack will lead and oversee Fortress Solutions’ finance and human resources organizations with activities including accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, internal and external audits, risk management, performance management, resource planning, and compensation and benefits strategy.
Mr. Slack’s experience of over 15 years in various accounting and finance roles across diverse industries includes auditing, consulting, financial planning & analysis, controllership, and executive leadership. Before joining Fortress in May 2021 as the Vice President of Finance, Mr. Slack was the internal Director of Finance for Riveron Consulting, a PE owned, high-growth professional services company. Previously, Mr. Slack held several roles at Presbyterian Communities & Services (now Forefront Living), a non-profit senior living and hospice provider, as the Director of Finance and then the Corporate Controller. In addition, Mr. Slack has 10 years of client-service experience, serving a wide range of industries, providing audit and consulting services during his time with Deloitte, Greystone, and Riveron.
Fortress Solutions CEO, Brendon Mills states, “Jared’s proven knowledge and strategic finance and business skills will help Fortress deliver results and add immense value to our company. I am more than excited to welcome Jared into this role. He is a dedicated, high-impact executive whom we know will help make Fortress stronger.”
Jared Slack stated:
When I joined Fortress in May 2021, I was excited to partner with and learn from such a proven and experienced executive team. The last 18 months have been a great opportunity to learn from Brian, Brendon, and so many others that have invested themselves into making me a successful team member. As I move into the CFO role, I have big shoes to fill. I look forward to expanding my contribution to the team and working closely with our valued customers and vendors.
About Fortress Solutions
Fortress Solutions is a global provider of digital infrastructure deployment, logistical support, and monitoring & analysis -- enabling customers to move forward with the pace of technology. The company supports the Telecommunications market, EV Charging integration, Drone Fleet Management, and other Digital Transformation endeavors. Fortress expands what’s possible.