CONSULTANTS

Christian Dawson is currently the Executive Director and Co‐founder of the i2Coalition. Dawson is the former President of innovative web hosting provider ServInt. He was a founder of the Save Hosting initiative, designed to galvanize web hosting  providers in matters of public policy. His insights and ideas have been published  internationally, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine,  Politico and The Hill newspapers.

Dawson has a degree in leadership from the University of Richmond and an MBA  from the University of Maryland. As an entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience building multiple businesses, he has a background in developing business models, go-to-market strategies and marketing campaigns. He excels at walking companies through the process of finding and actualizing on their goals, starting with collaborating with them on developing mission and vision statements, performing SWOT analyses and other business exercises designed to put businesses on the path they need to succeed.

Hilary van der Meulen is currently the Membership Director of the i2Coalition.  van der Meulen serves as i2Coalition’s central coordinator for engaging and  recruiting new members, and is the chief driver of growth for the organization. van der Meulen has 10  years of experience in the hosting and cloud industry. Prior to joining the i2Coalition, van der Meulen  previously worked for iNET Interactive and Web Host Industry Review. One of the most connected  people in the Internet infrastructure industry, van der Meulen has managed accounts for 30 of the top  100 Internet infrastructure companies in the world, and hundreds more.  van der Meulen graduated from George Brown College with a degree in editing.

Taylor Tricarico

Taylor Tricarico

Lead Consultant

Taylor has a passion for helping teams and organizations become efficient, well-oiled machines in pursuit of a common goal.   Taylor believes wholeheartedly that the key to a successful organization lies within its people.  She has experienced and understands the challenges of building, growing, and maintaining a world-class team in a competitive market, while simultaneously tackling ever-changing customer requirements.  Taylor believes there are great opportunities in growth, and works diligently to ensure success through positive changes to HR, company processes, customer satisfaction and employee relations.  Additionally, Taylor excels at data analysis and establishing successful customer feedback systems. This led her to a role with Open-i Advisors as a lead consultant, with a focus on employee relations and process improvement.
Prior to joining the team, Taylor served in a Director of Operations role for a customer-centric technology firm.  During her tenure, she was a key component in doubling the company’s staff size in under two years, as well as establishing an HR and Project Management function. She has a degree in Journalism from Temple University.
Patrick Siconolfi

Patrick Siconolfi

Consultant

Patrick Siconolfi brings extensive experience and expertise in the delivery and management of CRM and business intelligence platforms for many notable organizations across multiple industries, including advertising, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and online gaming.

Prior to co-founding Toronto, Ontario based software development company Gensquared, Siconolfi held progressively senior positions in organizations such as Molson Canada, Siebel Systems, TELUS, Bearingpoint and Cryptologic. He served as Director of Data Operations for Draftfcb leading their business intelligence and marketing automation platform operations and served on the North American technology senior leadership team at Draftfcb.

Phil Chen

Phil Chen

Consultant

Phil Chen has been involved with analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and marketing automation over the span of his career. His experience encompasses a variety of diverse roles across numerous industries including consulting, pre-sales, and management across diverse industries, consumer loyalty, retail, financial, and online gaming.

Prior to co-founding Toronto, Ontario based software development company Gensquared, Chen held positions with LoyaltyOne (formerly The Loyalty Management Group Canada) and MicroStrategy. During his nine year tenure at Cryptologic, Chen was instrumental in the design and delivery of the firm’s Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence platform, providing the vision of its Back Office products and services in the roles of Director of Decision Support Services and Sr. Director of Business Services.

Chen holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.