Philadelphia, PA – Collaborative Consulting announced today it has promoted Donald Cowles to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Cowles, a resident of West Chester, PA and a specialist in growing professional services organizations, previously served as Collaborative’s Vice President of Sales for the Tri-State area.
“Don has done tremendous work at Collaborative in growing the Tri-State area,” said Bill Robichaud, CEO of Collaborative Consulting. “Don’s background and experience will serve him very well in this new role and I look forward to expanding our business in the Tri-State area and nation wide.”
Prior to joining Collaborative Consulting in 2012, Cowles was a Principal for the Philadelphia office of the North Highland Company, an international consulting firm with offices in 17 countries. While at North Highland, Cowles focused on the principles of sustainability and philanthropy, and the company’s sales exceeded $400 million. Cowles also previously served as president and co-founder of Corbus, a compliance software and consulting firm, and led the firm for 10 years.
“Collaborative Consulting is growing every day and I am excited to be a part of it,” said Cowles. “We are delivering solutions to businesses in a variety of sectors, and I am looking forward to expanding my role on the business development team.”
A graduate of the Chemical Engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, Cowles is active with the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association. He is currently serving his second year as a board member of The Economy League, and is involved in a variety of volunteer outreach efforts in the Philadelphia community.
Collaborative is coming up on the second year anniversary of its Domestic Solutions Center in Wausau, Wisconsin. The early success of the Wausau office has Collaborative on track to achieve its originally announced goal of creating 200 jobs providing competitively priced services for software development, integration, testing and support. The software engineering work and the jobs at the site would have previously gone to offshore locations in China and India.
The Tri-State office has local clients now sending their software engineering work to the Wausau site and thus keeping those IT jobs in the U.S.
Collaborative is a leading management and IT consulting services organization dedicated to helping clients achieve business advantage through the use of technology. The company delivers a comprehensive set of consulting services to clients across multiple industries, focusing on business architecture, information management, application architecture and development, software performance and quality, and program management. Collaborative also has a set of focused services targeted at the life sciences and financial services industries. Collaborative was recently awarded a spot in Software Magazine’s Software 500, a ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers. Collaborative is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.