Executive Team

Stephen Collins
President and CEO

Stephen Collins is co-founder and CEO of Anark and a 25 year industry veteran with an extensive background in 3D visualization, Model Based Enterprise, and PLM software and solutions. He is an experienced operator with strong sales, marketing, business development, technology licensing, equity financing experience.

Stephen has guided Anark through its evolution from innovative 3D digital media and web technology developer to leading provider of highly effective 3D Model Based Enterprise and Visual Communication solutions that enable industry leading manufacturers to successfully unlock the potential of their mission critical CAD/PLM and ERP data.

Prior to founding Anark, Stephen worked for market leaders such as Xerox and Microage, where he consistently exceeded sales performance goals and company expectations.

Stephen enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs with great ideas, and he serves on multiple boards and advisory boards of both for-profit and non-profit organizations, including his role as President and a founding board member for the 3D PDF Consortium.

Stephen earned his BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1989, where he majored in History and minored in Marketing.

 

Scott Collins
CTO/Executive Vice President of Product Development

Scott Collins is an Anark co-founder and accomplished industry operator and product strategist with over 25 years of experience in enterprise software. He directs the company's product management and engineering efforts, coordinating Anark's product strategy and the technical implementation of the Anark Core software platform and related technologies.

Scott works works directly with Anark's top enterprise manufacturing customers to inform the company’s product roadmap, ensuring cost-effective and practical solutions for engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and field service.

Prior to founding Anark, Scott served as a technical project leader and engineer for the world's leading manufacturer of telemetry-based meteorological instrument systems, now a division of Lockheed Martin. As a liason for scientists at NOAA, NCAR, and NASA in the US, as well as many government agencies worldwide, Scott coordinated the pre-production engineering and initial customer systems deployments for multi-million dollar manufacturing contracts.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of North Carolina Charlotte.

 

Brett Heinrichs
CFO/Vice President of Operations

Brett has over 24 years of finance, operations, and services delivery experience within the enterprise software and professional services segments, with a strong focus and background within the aerospace manufacturing industry. Brett brings a customer focused approach to operations, working internally and directly with many of Anark’s major customers to ensure Anark is positioned to meet their diverse needs and objectives. Prior to his current role, Brett led Anark’s professional services group as its Vice President of Client Services.

Brett came to Anark in 2004 from Refinery, a top 10 independent web agency that he co-founded back in 1994. He served as Chairman and President until Refinery was successfully sold in 2007. Brett also served 3 years with Arthur Andersen’s consulting and enterprise group and was Vice President of Finance for Cornerstone Private Capital, LLC.

Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University, graduating magna cum laude in 1994.

 

Randy Ochs
Vice President, Business Development

Randy Ochs has over 30 years of international experience in sales & business development of enterprise software such as Visual Product Communication & Collaboration, MCAD, PLM and Supply Chain Management solutions for Fortune 500 customers across several industries including: Aero, Auto, AEC, GIS, Oil & Gas, Discreet MFG & Consumer Goods.

Randy has held executive management positions at some of the foremost producers of 3D CAD, Digital Design Communication and PLM software suites at such companies as zSpace, Nvidia, Right Hemisphere, Actify, Agile Software, PTC/InPart Design, Autodesk and IBM/CADAM.

In his role at Anark, Randy is responsible for leading the company’s Business Development and Strategic Alliances activities. Prior to Anark, Randy has consulted with several International Start-ups in driving their Business Development and Sales efforts.

Randy earned a degree in Computer Science from Hancock College and serves on multiple advisory boards including as Industry Advisor for Purdue University’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology.