Ken Coppins

 
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Axxiome, Computer Associates, Cloudera, Guidewire, HP/HPE, IBM, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce, and SAP.

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Education

State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S. degree is Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Ken is a Co-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 has been associated with professional services for over 30 years.

His extensive alliance background includes but is not limited to:

  • Founding Answerthink (now a Hackett Group company) and during his tenure 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.

  • Formulating a strategic alliance between Capgemini and PegaSystems and one with Cloudera

  • Managing all strategic alliances for Capgemini Financial Services and technology partners

  • Establishing a strategic partnership between Peat Marwick and Kanbay

  • Creating an alliance program between Peat Marwick and Amdahl

Bob Jones

 
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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.

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Education

Northeastern University in Boston, B.S. in Business Administration.

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.

  • Bob has been a CIO and was the Business Unit Executive running Xerox’s largest BPO contract, a $2.3 billion program with the US Department of Education.

  • As a management consultant, Bob has provided IT advisory, diagnostic, and benchmarking services to C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Jerry Harris

 
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PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Ernst & Young, Capgemini, Softlayer, Skytap

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M.B.A. at University of Baltimore.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Mt. Saint Mary’s College.

Certified Public Accountant.

Jerry Harris is an original member of the collabtogrow team and an experienced alliance executive with over twenty years of experience working for global consulting services firms. His extensive experience includes leading the Global IBM Alliance for Capgemini Financial Services, a $100 million, strategic-alliance relationship. Jerry also has extensive experience driving  innovative enterprise business solutions in complex multi-provider environments.

Drew Estes

 
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Hanover Insurance, Raytheon, AT&T, Fidelity Investments, Trans Union, Horizon Healthcare, Airbus Industries, Mercedes Benz,  Global Payments, First Data Corporation

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Northeastern University in Boston, B.S. in Business Administration; minor Computer Science

Drew is an experienced professional consultant and IT executive, experienced in relationship selling and guiding IT and business clients through issues of Business & IT Strategy, Strategic Technology Planning, IT Transformation, IT Process Reengineering, IT Governance, Performance Metrics and Management and IT Program and Project Management. He is experienced and effective in Relationship Management roles with Business and IT.

Drew has worked in the IT strategy consulting organizations of KPMG, Accenture, Answerthink and Capgemini; at Fidelity Investments and as an independent consultant.