Person Details

Monte Ford

Monte Ford, Principal Partner

CIO Strategy Exchange
Industry Partner
Brightwood Capital Advisors

Mr. Ford has served as principal partner for the CIO Strategy Exchange (“CIOSE”), a cross-industry consortium of 50 chief information officers from large global companies, since May 2015. From May 2013 to September 2013, Mr. Ford served as executive chairman of Aptean, Inc. (“Aptean”), a producer of enterprise software. From April 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Ford served as chief executive officer of Aptean. From February 2012 to March 2012, Mr. Ford served as an advisor to Aptean. Prior to these roles, Mr. Ford served as senior vice president and chief information officer of American Airlines Group from December 2000 to December 2011. Mr. Ford has been a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a publicly held content delivery network and cloud service provider, since June 2013 and JetBlue Airways, a publicly held major American airline, since January 2021. Mr. Ford served as a director of Michaels Companies, Inc., owner and operator of arts and crafts specialty retail stores, from September 2015 to April 2021. Mr. Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University.