John Collins

John Collins
Chief Operations Officer

John Collins.

John has a 30 year track record in successfully building, leading and realising internationally-sourced return for fast growing business solutions companies out of Ireland. John was the founder and driving force behind Original Solutions Limited, an Irish internationally trading services company, which was successfully sold to Perot Systems in 2008, providing substantive return on shareholder investment and real long-term security for the company’s employees. Following the acquisition, John was Managing Director of the Irish Operation for Perot Systems, prior to and through the acquisition by Dell. John has subsequently been engaged as consultant / director, in both exec and non-exec roles, across a range of internationally ambitious companies, advising on commercial strategy, operational priorities and organisation for growth. Prior to Original Solutions, John was Managing Director / COO of Orygen Limited, another indigenous business that was successfully sold to, and grew from, their acquisition by another U.S. MNC, Level 3 Communications. His earlier experience was gained in commercial leadership roles with other MNC’s such as Amdahl, General Electric and Wang. John has been mentoring and investing in Irish SME’s for some time, where his business development, organisational change and channel management experience has been harnessed in a non-executive capacity. John is an alumnus of Stanford Graduate Business School, and also Chairman of three not-for profit organisations – Operation Childlife (encouraging paediatric healthcare skills exchange), Project Arts Centre (Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary arts centre) and his local GAA sports club in Dublin!
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