Person Details

Monte E. Ford

Monte E. Ford, Principal Partner

CIO Strategy Exchange
Industry Partner
Brightwood Capital Advisors

Mr. Ford has been a director since November 2018. 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 serves on the board of directors of Michaels Companies, Inc., owner and operator of arts and crafts specialty retail stores and Akamai Technologies, Inc., a content delivery network and cloud service provider. Mr. Ford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northeastern University.