collabtogrow™ is proud of our team of alliance experts and experienced global consultants who drive success for each of our clients across a variety of industries.
Ken Coppins, founder + CEO
Ken Coppins is the founder of collabtogrow™ and a distinguished global professional services executive, management consultant, and entrepreneur. He has an extensive business, technology, and consulting background having served in senior leadership positions for KPMG, Answerthink (Hackett Group), Kanbay, and Capgemini.
Ken was a co-founder of Answerthink (now a Hackett Group company) and during his tenure there was responsible for several global technology alliances and partnerships including Oracle and SAP. He has also served as CEO of a joint venture partnership focused on offshore development and ERP maintenance and support.
Ken brings practical executive level strategy and experience to help clients succeed. He specializes in managing strategic alliances and partnerships with vendors of all sizes and industries. A few of the companies that Ken has has helped with alliance advisory services include: Axxiome, Computer Associates, Cloudera, Guidewire, HP/HPE, IBM, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce, and SAP.
Mr. Coppins graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.S. degree is Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Bob Jones, Co-founder + COO
Bob Jones is a Co-founder of collabtogrow™ and a highly experienced corporate executive and management consultant. He possesses extensive experience in Business Transformation, IT Management, and Management Consulting. Bob is a proven executive who works well combining business and technology to deliver complex programs. He is a highly sought after Large Scale Program Manager who is often called upon to resolve complex issues facing business information technology programs.
As a management consultant, Bob has provided IT advisory, diagnostic, and benchmarking services to C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies around the world including: AC Nielsen, Agilent Technologies, Alcoa, Banco de Credito del Peru, Carlson Companies, Honeywell, International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, Konica Minolta, Mattel, MeadWestvaco, Raytheon, ServiceMaster, United Airlines, Verizon, and Waste Management.
Mr. Jones graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Jerry Harris, Senior Alliance Advisor/Executive
Jerry Harris is a senior alliance executive and a founding team member of collabtogrow™. He has extensive experience managing strategic alliance relationships with global technology firms. He has served in executive alliance roles for PWC, Ernst & Young, and Capgemini.
Mr. Harris is a proven strategic alliance negotiator and has managed annual partner sales revenue in excess of $100 million. Jerry is an expert in developing and configuring joint go-to-market solutions with alliance partners, having managed the IBM relationship. He strives to promote and maximize the value within an alliance to include training, skill certification, market penetration, revenue and profit.
Jerry is a savvy alliance executive with relevant experience driving tangible business value and results through enterprise business solutions in complex multi-provider environments.