Management Team

Management Team

Randy Collins


Randy received his Bachelors degree from Furman University and his Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. He loves to solve problems and has always been fascinated by the opportunity to help businesses improve their efficiency. He feels like one of the luckiest people on the planet because he gets to work hard with great friends during the day and then go home to an incredible family at night. Randy and his wife Allison have been married for 28 years and are blessed with seven incredible children and one slightly psychotic dog.

Ron Smith

Regional Manager

Ron grew up in South Alabama where he spent summers working in construction. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Troy University, Ron took graduate classes in Management Information Systems from Auburn University at Montgomery. He later moved with his family to Pensacola, Florida where he worked with a CPA firm before starting his own software consulting business.  For the past 30 years, he has specialized in providing solutions to the construction industry.  Ron serves as an elder at Life Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He has also served as president of his local homeowners’ association and as a Cub Scout Leader and coach of multiple youth sports teams.  His passion is his family and missions, especially in Africa.

Pat Chappell

Regional Manager

Since graduating from Clemson University in 1975, Pat has focused on helping developers and construction companies select and implement estimating, project/equipment/service management and financial accounting solutions.  His intense focus on “client wins" has led to many long term friendships as well as a lot of fun.  When not working, Pat and his lovely wife Margaret spend time traveling and visiting their 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  Pat wastes any spare time trying to lower his (golf) handicap.

Rick Trupp

Lead Software Consultant

Rick came to Strategies Group with over 18 years of extensive experience in construction accounting, purchasing, inventory, service/work order and project management. During this time, Rick worked with customers using enterprise accounting programs such as Sage/Timberline, Viewpoint and Dexter + Chaney's Spectrum. Rick provided services in a variety of roles including customer support, consulting and implementation services, data conversion services, custom report writing and managing consulting teams. Having grown up in a military family, Rick is no stranger to travel, and relocations. His most enjoyable time is with his family – son, daughter, wife, two dogs and bunny.

Ron Shoop

Software Consultant

Ron brings over 25 years of diversified experience in accounting, sales and software consulting to the Strategies Group team. He holds a degree in Finance from Georgia State University. His experience includes 10+ years as a CFO/Controller in the construction industry. He also served as a Senior Consultant helping Contractors get to the next level of their business. Ron also served as a Project Manager overseeing numerous full-cycle enterprise accounting software implementations throughout his career. As a former contracting business owner, Ron has a passion for helping contractors overcome their everyday challenges and loves celebrating their successes. Ron enjoys his “down-time” sharing new experiences with friends, his wife, daughter, two sons, three labs and cat.

Graham Gardner

Inbound Marketing Manager

As a project manager on various marketing campaigns and efforts, Mr. Gardner stresses the use of collaborative communication to foster a more inclusive conversation. Focusing on relationships and personal connections, Graham advocates for providing clients with meaningful content to create long-term relationships. Graham believes in utilizing digital marketing best practices to establish consistent branding and messaging across all company platforms. Graham previously served as an Executive Member (Treasurer) on the Board of Directors for the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) of Atlanta. Graham and his wife spend their free time watching sports and enjoying nature with their dog Murphy (@Murph_The_Doodle on Instagram!)