Keith’s perspective on building scalable technology platforms that solve client problems is invaluable to Sparrow. His deep experience with the executives of some of the world’s leading companies helped Sparrow launch a scalable software automation studio that solves real world problems.
Keith joined Accenture in 1986 and was promoted to partner in 1996, where he remained, ushering them through their IPO. During his 35-year tenure with the firm, he held a progression of leadership roles around the world, working in 28 countries. He retired from Accenture in 2020.
In late 2020, Keith founded Abbotts Drive Advisory, a firm committed to helping those on boards or in C-level roles capture opportunities enabled by the digital revolution.
Keith has 30 years of experience in the technology industry and has a passion for innovation. His long-standing trust-based relationships with many of the world’s most respected organizations stem from a recognized track record for collaboration and his ability to deliver measurable, sustainable business results. In fact, he directly contributed to establishing and sustaining seven of Accenture’s Diamond Clients (clients valued at $100M or more).
Keith’s philanthropic work includes involvement with The First Tee of Charleston, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, the Network of Executive Women, and Consult Your Community at Georgia Tech, where he was the founding sponsor. He also was the founding sponsor of the Last Mile Partnership, an innovative venture with the goal to more effectively distribute medical supplies in Africa and which involves The Coca-Cola Company, the Gates Foundation, Yale University, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Accenture.
Keith attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Keith and Julie live in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith loves music and enjoys any sporting event that he can win against any of his three grown children.