Collins joins Riedel after nearly 30 years at Diversified, where he was one of the founding members. Collins maintained an executive management role throughout his tenure and was instrumental in the strategy and growth of the organization, which ultimately became a billion-dollar powerhouse in the industry. He held management roles at Diversified including vice president of sales, 12 years as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and president and chief operating officer for four years. His last role was as president of the company’s international business unit. While leading a team of 600 members and seven direct reports, he spearheaded the technology solutions provider’s global operations to produce $200 million in annual revenue.
Notably, one of Collins’ key initiatives in establishing Diversified’s role as a thought leader in the industry included creating a team of subject matter experts for emerging technologies and solutions (ET&S). The goal of ET&S was to partner with clients to improve their technical operations and deliver first-of-a-kind solutions based on their real-world understanding of the actual capabilities of systems, people, and spaces. Today, clients recognize those experts’ thought leadership position as the first waypoint on the journey to leveraging advanced practices and emerging technologies to strengthen their business.