Andrew Collier

M&A IT Due Diligence & Post-Integration Specialist (Industrial Manufacturing & Supply Chain)

Charlottesville, United States


Professional Background Former Deloitte Management Consultant, Independent Business Transformation Specialist since 1999, recent sub-contractor to Deloitte and PwC on M&A IT Due Diligence and Post-carveout IT Leadership and Advisory, and Interim CIO/CTO for six organizations. Professional Accomplishments Integral in 100-plus business transformations, including the lead driver and solution architect of 40-plus large-scale strategic transformative initiatives in complex manufacturing and distribution environments, achieving up to 30% increase in EBITDA and exceeding KPIs by 95%+. Professional Education & Certifications MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, a BBA from James Madison University, and Professional Certifications in 17 areas including APICS CPIM and Supply Chain. Value Creation Specializations • Business Process Maestro Deep dives into the grit, offering not just one but twelve distinct perspectives on your business architecture. From the factory floor to the boardroom, you will see your processes through the lens of financial numbers, turning data into dollars. Let's transform your manufacturing and supply chain operations into a finely-tuned symphony of efficiency and profitability. • ERP Implementations Sensei Tacit knowledge from implementing over 50 ERP systems is a rare trait that will mitigate the multitude of risks inherent in these one-off, transformative initiatives for your company.  From analyzing business requirements to configuring solutions, I offer a comprehensive approach that guarantees success. • Industrial Software & Data Guru Specialist in software design and development tailored to the unique needs of industrial sectors, delivering thousands of mission-critical applications and programs.  Proficiency in over 50 programming technologies, including Data Science, Machine Learning, and Cloud Technologies.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 30 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Application Service Providers (ASPs) Application Software Asset Management Asset Management and Custody Banks Auto Parts and Equipment Capital Goods Chemicals Commodity Chemicals Construction Support Services Consulting Services Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Data and Analytics Development Tools Distributors Durable Goods Distribution Electronic Manufacturing Services Engineering and Surveying Services Engines and Turbines Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Enterprise Software Financial Services Software Flooring Forest Products General Ledger and Accounting Software Grain And Field Beans Hardware Tools and Equipment Home Improvement Retail Household Durables Human Resource and Employment Services Human Resources Software Industry Specific Software Insurance Internet Software Investment Banking Machinery Distribution Marine Transportation Equipment Motors and Generators Multimedia Software Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Office and Home Productivity Software Oil and Gas Machinery and Equipment Operating System Software Outsourced Technology Manufacturing Services Paper Manufacturing Plastic and Synthetic Resins Plastic Products Prefabricated Buildings and Components Risk and Compliance Schools Software and Services Software Development Systems Software Technology Hardware and Equipment Textiles Trading Companies and Distributors Warehousing and Storage Wood Household Furniture Yarn and Thread Mills


Skilled in: Technical Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Value Creation & Enhancement, Exit Readiness, Transaction Advisory

Technical Skills: Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Software, JavaScript, Google Analytics, VBA, SQL, R, Microsoft Excel, SaaS, Databases, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft SQL Server, MS Project, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PL/SQL, Microsoft Technologies, Oracle Database, Oracle SQL, Warehouse Management Systems, Python

Languages: English

Work Experience

Collier & Associates

Managing Principal / M&A Specialist



- Now

Professional Interim Resource When your company lacks the bandwidth or specific experience to execute key transformation initiatives, I can help. Passionately transforming over 100 organizations across the past three decades, I step in when needed, leveraging work conducted across multiple industries and technologies. My clients encompass the 'Big 4', divisions of F500/G100 companies, financial asset management firms, industrial manufacturing, B2B distribution, global supply chains, and many others. Professional Commitment I am dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence when engaging with your personnel, customers/clients, and third parties. My approach is proactive, collaborative, and deeply committed to delivering strategic, impactful solutions that drive success. Vendor and Technology Agnostic When analyzing your company's business architecture, operations, personnel, value stream processes, and technologies, the goal is typically to re-engineer and optimize what you have in place. When existing resources and assets need an uplift and/or modernization, solutions and roadmaps are architected based on options that are the right fit for your company's culture, velocity, capabilities, and resources. Working Together When engaging my services, we collectively strategize and determine the level and degree of authority, responsibility, and accountability we share in driving a transformative initiative. As a driving force, I've led 40-plus major transformations and filled the role of Interim CIO/CTO for six organizations, elevating EBITDA by 30% and exceeding target KPIs by 95% or more. Extensive Hands-on Enterprise Software Experience Implementation of 70+ ERP, COTS, and SaaS systems. Deep Technology Proficiency Design and development of 5K+ essential business data-driven applications leveraging 50+ software development technologies.

Mindset Inc

Senior Management & IT Consultant



- 1/12/1998

Roles: Project Manager / ERP Implementer / Business Process Specialist / Software Developer • Led nine major business transformations (Industrial Chemicals, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Global Distribution, Paper, Agriculture). • Designed and Managed Product Development of 'Hyper Backflush' for Albright & Wilson Bulk Dry Phosphorus Chemical Processing Plant. • Designed and Managed Product Development of ERP Middleware for Rockwell Process Control Systems for Southern States Seed, Feed, and Fertilizer Processing Plants.

Eiden Systems Corporation

Senior Management & IT Consultant



- 1/2/1996

Roles: Project Manager / ERP Implementer / Business Process Specialist / Software Developer • Configured complex Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Sales Order Process for ABB Power Generator Manufacturer. • Designed & Developed Advanced Warehouse Management System for Rocco Frozen Turkey Distributor. • Consolidated three Data Centers and three distinct ERP implementations into one Centralized Data Center and ERP System for a National Scientific Organization NRAO. • Designed & Developed Management Reporting Systems for Poly Bond Polypropylene-based Diaper Manufacturer.


Management Consultant



- 1/8/1994

Roles: ERP Implementer / Business Process Specialist / Software Developer • Manufacturing and Distribution Lead on two major ERP implementations (Fire Protection Equipment Manufacturer & Custom Furniture Manufacturer). • Designed and developed an ERP-Integrated Bar-Coding Application for automating Production Counts for 1,000 Yarn Threading Machines replacing 4 FTEs and eliminating manual data-entry errors. • Designed and developed an ERP-Integrated Logistics application reducing Pick/Pack/Load process from two days to less than one hour.

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

IT Manager / Systems Administrator



- 1/7/1992

• Managed five support technicians. • Provided Advisory Services to Faculty, Administrators and Students. • Managed the Installation of a DEC VAX Cluster of three minicomputers and interconnected them with the schools IBM Token Ring and Macintosh Networks. • Managed and provided support for 150+ Personal Computers including Operating Systems, Applications, Networking, and Cybersecurity used by Faculty, Administrators and Students.


University of Virginia

Management Information Systems

James Madison University

Accounting and Finance

Licenses / Certificates

Macquarie University

Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Specialization (incl. Power BI, Power Pivot & Power Query)



Google Cloud Education

Google Cloud Platform Big Data & Machine Learning Fundamentals



Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine - AI Series - Intro to Healthcare



Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Managerial Accounting: Cost Behaviors, Systems, and Analysis



Rutgers University

Supply Chain Excellence


Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

University of Michigan

Python Programming Specialization

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