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Michael Collins

Advisor San Antonio, Texas Area, US

VP & GM / Strategy, Rax, MSFT, CA, Accenture, HP & PayAnywhere. Former Advisor to CPO, LucidWorks. 3 Startups, all VC funded & Acquired

VP & GM / Strategy, Rax, MSFT, CA, Accenture, HP & PayAnywhere. Former Advisor to CPO, LucidWorks. 3 Startups, all VC funded & Acquired

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

TwentyFour6 Inc
ABClassroom.com

Advisor

Sonosite
DataChannel
Independent Consultant / Advisor
Lucidworks
Independent Consultant / Advisor

Positions

Head of Product, Strategy & Engineering - Digital & CloudSites Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company 2015 - present
Vice President, Product, Strategy & Operations PayAnywhere April 2014 - May 2015
Transition Consultant and Advisor Lucidworks July 2013 - May 2014
VP, PaaS "Pacific" Progress March 2013 - December 2013
Head of Strategy @ Origin Digital (Acquired by Accenture) Accenture 2011 - 2013
Independent Consultant / Advisor Independent Consultant / Advisor 2002 - 2013
Director - Cloud Strategy & Innovation, Global Hewlett Packard Enterprise April 2010 - September 2011
Founder, COO & Head of Products (Privately Acquired) TwentyFour6 Inc January 2005 - December 2009
Vice President - Product & Operations (Acquired by H.I.G. Growth Partners) WomensForum.com 2006 - 2008
Global Group Manager - Internet Explorer Microsoft 2000 - 2002
Product Manager - Windows 2000 Microsoft 1999 - 2000
Operations Management Consultant PwC 1996 - 1999
Co-Founder & COO (Acquired by Harper-Collins Publishing LLC) ABClassroom.com 1994 - 1996

Education

Harvard Business School General Management, Strategy, Innovation 2015
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Business & Management 1994
American School in London General Studies 1990

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product strategy • Go to market strategy • International Expansion • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I'm looking for a passionate and highly energized founding team that is seeking an accomplished entrepreneur to move the needle. I've taken numerous products from inception to launch and achieved revenue far ahead of plan. My strenghts lie in operationalizing a company in addition to building realistic GTM strategies and plans.

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Bart Wardzinski
We worked together  •  Director of Products, North American Bancard. Previously PayAnywhere Product Manager, North American Bancard.
Michael is extremely intelligent and driven!
Alex Osadzinski
They're my friends  •  Investor, advisor, Board member, founder, Raleigh Triangle startups.
It's in his blood