Credera, a global boutique consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data, and technology, is thrilled to announce the addition of Jeff Townes to Credera’s team as the managing partner of cloud solutions and alliances. At Credera, Jeff will focus on developing assets and offerings, driving market growth and go-to-market programs, scaling operations, and fueling partnerships with public cloud vendors.
“Jeff joins our Dallas office as a seasoned technology leader with a career’s worth of consulting,” says Credera CEO Justin Bell. “His expertise with cloud platforms and strategic alliances will enhance our capabilities and help us cultivate new partnerships across the cloud ecosystem. I’m so excited to see the impact Jeff will have on our firm and our clients!”
Jeff is a senior cloud services executive and operations leader with over 19 years of management consulting and technology services experience spanning finance, energy, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. He has expertise leading strategic planning, digital and cloud transformation, organizational modernization, emerging technology adoption, customer success, operations, and revenue growth with enterprise and mid-market clients across North America. He began his career as a software developer and architect and has served in leadership roles across enterprise architecture, large-scale delivery, consulting sales, and practice management, offering development, technology alliances, finance, and operations leadership.
Jeff has a passion for cloud computing and working together with expert teams and an ecosystem of partners to serve clients in accelerating their cloud adoption journeys. While at Credera, Jeff will be responsible for revenue growth, solution innovation, and strategic engagement with clients and partners in the cloud ecosystem.
Jeff graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in management information systems and the Canfield Business Honors Program. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys coaching little league baseball and soccer and escaping to the beach with his wife, Michele, and two boys, David and Andrew, to swim, fish, and scuba dive.
We sat down with Jeff to learn more about his journey to Credera:
Q&A With Jeff Townes:
What led to your decision to join Credera?
I appreciated my conversations with the Credera leadership team and looked forward to partnering together to advance Credera’s mission and grow together. I also was energized by the opportunity to blend my passion for cloud with Credera’s talented team and deliver interesting and innovative solutions with our clients.
I also appreciated that the team chooses to have fun on the journey.
How would you describe your approach to leadership?
Set a vision, build and enable a strong team, lend enthusiasm, goals, and direction, listen to the team and clients, and invest resources to achieve success together.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?
The most rewarding career and life moments come when my focus is outward on others. Make a connection, be curious and helpful, share opportunities, and take joy in others’ success.
What are you most excited about now that you’re a part of the Credera team?
At a high level, Credera’s growth journey excites me. We have an opportunity to shape our future and push to the frontier of innovation in serving our clients.
On a more personal level, I’m excited to meet the team, find opportunities to strive toward excellence together, and forge connections through a shared experience.
Credera is a consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data, and technology. As a part of Omnicom Precision Marketing Group, our approximately 750 consultants across the globe partner with clients ranging from long-time market leaders to emerging companies delivering strategy and execution leadership to create tangible business results. Credera's deep business acumen and technical expertise, combined with a deep dedication to building trusted relationships, unlocks extraordinary business performance for our clients. Our mission is to make an extraordinary impact for our clients, people, and communities.