Collins Andrews began his 40 year career as an engineer and evolved through technical, management and executive roles to become a significant contributor to some of the country’s fastest-growing companies. Along the way he created a start-up manufacturing business, had a long career with a successful information technology company and provided significant support for the careers of hundreds of professionals.
In his 21 year career with Systematics and Alltel Information Services he advanced from a programmer trainee to the President of the 3000 employee Financial Services Division. He served as an executive for Acxiom Corporation and the ESI Group, both rapidly growing technology oriented companies. He currently serves as the Executive-in-Residence for FIS at the Venture Center working with the FIS Fintech Accelerator and is a Principal with the Arkansas-based Andrews Autosport dirt track racing team.
Collins is a leader, mentor and author in support of technology entrepreneurs, launching and supporting the ecosystem of entrepreneurial support throughout Arkansas.
He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He earned a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt.