Collaborative’s management team includes some of the industry's most talented business and technology professionals. They leverage their marketplace acumen collectively—instilling a focus on superior quality throughout the organization. This measured approach has led to expansion into increasingly strategic markets and continuous profitable growth.
William C. Robichaud, Sr. - Founder, President and CEO
As founder, president and chief executive officer, Bill is charged with growing the company and establishing it as a premier provider of business and technology services for leading organizations in New England and beyond. In just thirteen years, he has seen the organization he founded grow from a single employee—himself—to a powerhouse with over 300 employees. Along the way, he has directed profitable expansion into strategic new markets. Bill has more than 20 years of information systems experience, including substantial consulting, recruiting, sales and management expertise. In 1984, Bill began his consulting career at Computer Assistance, which was later acquired by Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He ascended quickly, from Programmer/Analyst to Project Manager. Within eight years, he became a Branch Manager. In 1992, Bill joined Catalyst Consulting, where he eventually became Vice President of Sales. In 1996, Bill became Managing Partner of Business Technologies (now part of Exodus Communications); his responsibilities in that role included sales and staffing for the entire firm. In addition, Bill has contributed to and been featured in several business and industry publications, and authored a chapter of Inside the Minds: CEO Leadership Strategies, from Aspatore Books.
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Christine Flot - Senior Director of Finance
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John Greene - COO
John Greene is Collaborative’s Chief Operating Officer. He is a highly accomplished executive with experience in operations and implementation, financial management, product management, strategic positioning and planning, business process improvement and technology development and support. John has been a client of Collaborative, as well as a close friend of the firm for years, providing guidance and direction through much of Collaborative’s growth. Before John officially joined Collaborative in 2010, he held multiple roles at Fidelity over a 20 year span, including Fidelity Investment Institutional Services, Public Sector services, Tax exempt Services, Employer Services Company and Devonshire Investors – Global Solutions, Inc. His experience at Fidelity also includes over 10 years on senior management teams and includes over 8 years in consulting with Keane, Inc.
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Cynthia Cunha - Director of Human Resources
Cindy has over 13 years of experience in the human resources field with a focus on benefits management, employee relations and payroll. She is currently responsible for overseeing the human resources function at Collaborative Consulting. Prior to Collaborative, she was a Benefits Specialist at Datex-Ohmeda and a Human Resources Representative at Team Enterprises. She has been PHR certified since 2007 and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, World at Work and the American Payroll Association.
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Walter R. Kuketz - Senior Vice President and CTO
Walter is a pragmatic technologist and is committed to applying technology for business value and advantage. He is a co-founder and board member of Collaborative Consulting. He has defined Collaborative’s flagship performance engineering methodology and continues to work with the team to expand its capabilities and services. Walter has extensive experience in the design and execution of benchmarks for client/server and Web-based applications. Most recently, he has added Cloud based performance testing and monitoring, and has helped clients define their performance engineering organizations. A key service he provides to clients is establishing a Performance Engineering Center of Excellence. He has worked across many different industries; CPG, Financial Services, and Utilities, using performance engineering practices to help clients deliver an outstanding customer experience on websites. Walter assists with the evolution of the companies services by working with services leads, participates in the sales process, and continues to be part of the delivery team on a number of accounts. He is active in thought leaderships including creating whitepapers, presenting at conferences and participating and moderating on panels and in industry blogs. Walter is an active participant with industry groups, including the National Computer Measurement Group and the Greater Boston CMG. Before joining Collaborative, Walter was a partner in CSC’s technology services group, where he served as competency leader for the national performance engineering practice.
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John Williams - Senior Vice President of Services
John is a Senior Vice President with Collaborative and leads the Technology Services Practice and the Domestic Solution Center (CDSC). He has almost three decades of experience in the IT and IT consulting industries. His primary charter within the company is to drive service innovation, focusing on the evolving needs of clients and the IT marketplace. He has been largely responsible for the vision, launch and growth of the company’s newest and fastest growing business unit- the CDSC. This group, with locations in less populous US markets, delivers IT services with industry leading skill and globally competitive pricing. John is widely considered a pioneer and expert in the area of domestic or rural sourcing which is a quickly expanding marketplace. John also has an extensive background in systems integration and data management. Prior to joining Collaborative, he held senior management positions at CSC and NerveWire (acquired by Wipro).
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Donald Cowles - Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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Jim Baxter - Vice President of Life Sciences
As a Vice President of Life Sciences, Jim Baxter leads Collaborative’s life sciences services. He oversees four practice leaders and also works directly with biotech and pharmaceutical clients to deliver technology strategy and solutions including IT planning, IT implementation and IT governance. Prior to Collaborative, Jim was a co-founder and Vice President of Maxiom Group, a leading business and IT consulting group exclusively service the life sciences industry. His experience extends around the globe, including solution delivery in Europe and sales management for Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific. Jim has also been a key player on a number of mergers, partnering, and corporate integration initiatives and is known for his unique ability to synthesize complex issues, decisions and solutions into manageable elements and guide the joint client/consulting team to on-time and on-budget performance.
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Vic Stambaugh - Vice President of Life Sciences
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Veronica K. Wolf - Director of Marketing
Veronica has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership, with a focus in technology marketing for the past decade. She is currently responsible for overseeing the marketing function and supporting Collaborative’s strategic plans for expansion and growth. Prior to Collaborative, she held multiple marketing director roles at SunGard Availability Services and was a marketing manager at both SAP Americas and Keane (unit of NTT Data Corporation). Veronica is an active member of several marketing associations, earned a tuition scholarship and BBA in Marketing at the Hawthorne College of Business and Honors Program at Western Michigan University, holds a certificate in copyediting from Emerson College, and is a Graduate Candidate for the Masters of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies for Journalism at Harvard University.
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