Ever since childhood, Ken knew he wanted to become a successful
the footsteps of his family, Ken began working for the family businesses early
on in his life. Fast forward a couple decades later, and Collis graduated from
Cal State Northridge with his Bachelor’s in Business. Soon into his business
career, he became a partner with Bankcard Processing and proudly helped in the
business development of Authorize.Net. Taking the company public at a young age
was no easy task, especially with his partners being more than double his age.
It was a learning experience that allowed him to grow into the business mogul
that is still recognized in the financial industry today.
Collis remained in the financial industry until accepting a
position with Clear Channel communications which today is known as iHeart Radio.
He quickly rose to the top of the national billing chain, representing some of
the largest clients on the books that included Donate Life California, Ford,
and Colgate. After much consideration and the recommendations of some of
today’s biggest celebrities and industry executives, Ken Collis launched a new
wave of marketing called TLK Fusion.
Today TLK Fusion remains a valuable asset to many businesses, both big and small,
with a focus on cost efficiency and long-term relationships using the power of Ken’s rolodex of pop culture industry professionals. Ken has worked with some of the largest celebrities in the world, including Jenni Rivera, Vicki Gunvalson, Rhianna and Ray J. TLK Fusion represents brands of all sizes, such as NIKE, Pepsi and Loreal.
In his spare time, Ken is an avid contributor to non-profits and
believes in the importance of giving back – regularly donating to Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles, The American Red Cross, Donate Life California and Feed
the Children. Outside of this, you can find Ken on the race track chasing his
passion for exotic cars, or speaking to young entrepreneurs and giving them
direction to grow their business in a noisy business world. Ken is married to
his childhood sweetheart, has two beautiful children and two beautiful
“The TLK Fusion purpose is
serving the mission of our customers, as well as inspiring transformation in
our own people, local communities and the larger world. We recognize and
appreciate the role all of our stakeholders — customers, employees,
shareholders and community — play in our success.”
— Ken Collis Est. 2009
Raised as the tenth of 11 children in
Philadelphia, Tim benefited tremendously from the challenge of making his voice
heard in a large group setting. Growing up in such a large family, he mastered
diplomatic people skills that still serve him well. A love of retail blossomed
while he was a student at Temple University and lasted for 30 years.
Tim began his retail career at Bloomingdale’s and realized early on that as the industry continued to evolve, he must as well. He worked for other prestigious retailers, including Strawbridge and Clothier, John Wanamaker and Hecht’s before seizing the opportunity to move to
Los Angeles and work at Robinson’s-May and later, Macy’s. While at Macy’s his
stellar work led to his becoming a Vice President.
As the retail environment saw sweeping
changes, Tim evolved as well, capitalizing on the skills of assorting retail
stores effectively with products that were geared toward local demographics,
successfully driving business in that direction. His extensive retail
background allowed him to understand and embrace the inner workings of brick
and mortar stores, product assortment, sales planning, vendor placement, visual
enhancement and communication with buying organizations to effectively grow and
drive sales and market share.
He saw the enormous potential of e-commerce
and immersed himself into it, utilizing the platform to the advantage of his
store locations, layering in a new sales-driving force. Still ambitious and wanting more career expansion and diversity, Tim left the retail world and opened a successful
lifestyle and household management business. His extensive retail knowledge and background to drive distribution of products to market brought him to TLK
As the company’s Chief Operating Officer, involved in client relations as well as distribution, Tim draws on his existing retail relationships as well as pulls on the vast TLK Fusion distribution index. Additionally, he utilizes his negotiating skills to drive products successfully to the market. Tim capitalizes on client relationships to understand the specific brand drivers and the appropriate retail outlets that make practical sense for the brand. He uses his prior experience in the retail industry-consulting with the clients to share perspective and understanding of the distribution process and how buyers come to decisions.
In his spare time, Tim gives back to the
community by volunteering with local food banks, visiting the elderly and
donating time at various animal shelters. “As part of my personal evolution, I
wanted to ensure that my life, which has been blessed in many ways, always
possesses meaning by giving back to those around me,” he explains.
Ken Collis lll
Emerging as one of today's most promising young entrepreneurs, Ken Collis lll, has started to leave his imprint on the business and marketing world at just the age of twenty-three. At the age of fourteen, Collis lll began developing an interest in his father's business. While stopping into the office, he would find himself intrigued by the activity that was bustling around him and would often sit in the planning and strategy meetings absorbing the dialogue and offering a fresh perspective from the eyes of a young customer.
Earning the respect of the team, he quickly embedded himself into the Celebrity Division, successfully navigating and assisting in closing multi-million dollar endorsement deals, while growing the results into the rising Influencer Division. While maintaining great focus on his studies and education, he moved his attention into the Distribution and Digital Marketing divisions, mastering each in turn furthering his well-rounded approach to what the firm was offering. While working in the Distribution division he led the team in delivering a 20 million dollar alignment between Dillards and a long-term client. In 2020, he took the helm of the Business Development division as the Vice President, and despite the devastating effect of COVID-19, successfully drove high levels of growth for the firm. He was integral in TLK Fusion Inc being awarded the Inc5000 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in 2020 and 2021 through the development of the team and focused attention on needed adjustments to business practices.
Post-pandemic, Ken’s focus has remained on the growth of the organization through the brands that he is looking to represent. He remains close to each of the clients that he has been instrumental in bringing on, working with the operations team to drive the creative process and growth for the clients. His insight into what drives a brand forward has brought a fresh new perspective to the organization that ensures that TLK Fusion remains current in these ever-changing times in the marketing world. His continued direction to the team has been key to driving the business and what TLK Fusion represents forward. In his spare time, Ken has a laser focus on his fitness and wellness, practicing a healthy core lifestyle that sees him at the gym daily. He maintains a passion for cars stating, “Ultimately, I love cars — any and every car — because they’re like people. They have a personality, and every one is different. They all have a voice.”