Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Matt Collins is responsible for strategically managing corporate communications, marketing, business development, community outreach, the Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) program management office, and overall client satisfaction. To this role, he brings extensive experience in business development, strategic alliances, marketing, and promoting overall company growth. Mr. Collins brings more than 18 years experience in professional services, including legislative and communications responsibility on Capitol Hill, PR/Advertising oversight for major international brands, and management of strategic planning and software development for federal agencies including Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Highway Administration, and Department of Energy.
Mr. Collins was CEO of Tisani Consulting LLC, a small management consulting firm focused on the commercial and not-for-profit sectors in the DC area. Prior to Tisani, he was Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic office of marchFIRST, where he successfully integrated online offerings, tools, and methodologies for a number of large, multi-national companies including GE Capital, IBM, and Audi who sought to leverage Internet technologies to broaden their existing business lines.
Mr. Collins also worked for Citibank in the US/Europe E-Commerce group, where he led the team that developed Citibank's first global online banking initiative, Direct Access. He also led the team that launched the first on-line, multi-business effort within Citibank targeted at college students integrating credit cards, student loans, and consumer banking services. Before Citibank, Mr. Collins spent 5 years on Capitol Hill in a number of roles including Press Secretary, Speech Writer, and Legislative Assistant in both the House and Senate. He holds an undergraduate degree in Government from Hamilton College (New York) and an MBA from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.