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.

 

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.

 

Brett Heinrichs
Vice President of Client Services

Brett has over 17 years of experience in the aviation industry coupled with over 13 years in business development, interactive media, application development and serving global 500 customers. Brett came to Anark in 2004 from Refinery, a top 10 independent interactive web agency that he co-founded back in 1994. He served as Chairman and President until Refinery was sold in 2007.

Besides bringing a wealth of aviation knowledge and experience to the team, Brett specializes in building successful account teams that ensure our clients receive the quality and care they expect. Brett also serves as a senior consultant on projects for Boeing, Cessna and Pratt & Whitney helping to understand our customers’ needs and to design solutions that achieve their goals.

Prior to Anark, Brett served 3 years with Arthur Andersen’s consulting and enterprise group from 1994 to 1997 and was Vice President, Finance for Cornerstone Private Capital, LLC from 1997 to 2000. Brett graduated magna cum laude from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Accounting.

 

Sharon Young
Vice President of Finance

Sharon Young has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience within the software, services, and non-profit sectors. She has extensive operational and financial management expertise, including forecasting and budget management, accounting, audit implementation and oversight, and tax and regulatory compliance.

Sharon joined Anark in 2005 and was appointed Vice President of Finance in June of 2008. She is responsible for managing the company’s finance, accounting, and operations.

Prior to joining Anark, Sharon successfully served in a variety of senior finance and operational positions with organizations such as CADNET, MARC, and the Patton Management Group, a division of Bracknel Corporation.

Sharon earned her BS in Business Administration from Minot State Teachers College, ND.