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Alliances Management is a strategic consulting firm that delivers top-quality project management, operations, and administrative services. We work with associations and standards bodies to create their organizations, formulate bylaws, and implement day-to-day operations. For our corporate clients, we deliver top-quality project or program management, as well as technical writing and other services.
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We serve clients such as Global Platform, the leading worldwide smart card industry and specification body; EMVCo, the world’s leading chip-based payment cards standards organization; and the EMV Migration Forum, a Smart Card Alliance initiative focused on chip card rollout in the United States. We work with market leaders across the globe, including IBM, American Express, Sun Microsystems, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, France Telecom, NTT, DataCard Group, Gemalto and G&D.
We also work with world class Legal, Financial, PR and Web partners who service management associations, namely Perkins Coie, Deloitte, Updegrove, iseepr, Ruane and Company, Kavi and MediaBits.
Alliances Management is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, but has employees spanning numerous locations across the world to meet the global needs of its clients.
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President & Founder
Tono founded Alliances Management in 2006 to meet the needs of associations and standards bodies that require strategically-oriented operations management. Prior to founding the company, he worked at Visa International, where he was responsible for their Global Operations Secretariat, successfully creating, maintaining, and driving adoption of an open technology framework for the global deployment of smart card programs. Tono holds a B.A. degree from the University of Bath.
Chief Operating Officer
Ted served as a consultant for Alliances Management since the company’s founding and joined the company full-time in 2009. A marketing and strategic planning executive, he has worked at a number of Silicon Valley-based startup and technology companies. Prior to joining Alliances Management, he served as Director of Marketing for networking equipment maker Coaxsys, home media server company FUZE Media Systems, and Quantum 3D. Ted holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and BA and MA degrees from Stanford University.
Chief Technology Officer
Adam Powers is a 20 year veteran of the communications and entertainment industries with a background in technology management and software development. Adam joined Alliances Management in December 2014, where he leads technology, certification programs, and standards development initiatives. Before joining Alliances Management, Adam was vice president of technology at Rovi where he was responsible for technology initiatives, innovation, standards, government affairs, and M&A across Rovi's product lines. Prior to this, Adam was co-founder and CTO of the IPTV home networking company, Coaxsys. He has served on a number of domestic and international technology committees, including as co-founder of EIDR, Chair of the DLNA Ecosystem Committee, Chair of the CEA Metadata Study Group, and as a member of the FCC Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee, and dozens of other organizations. Adam attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo for Computer Engineering.