The Tambellini Group consists of a diverse team of people who are passionate about helping other people achieve business and personal success. Members of Tambellini leadership bring unparalleled knowledge and experience that helps clients get results as many are former administrators, educators, marketplace executives, and industry experts. Each member has many years of career achievements along with excellent client relationships.

Vicki Tambellini

President and CEO

Vicki Tambellini has more than 30 years of experience and is an award-winning software company executive, author, blogger, consultant, guest-speaker, and entrepreneur ...

Katelyn Ilkani

Vice President, Client Services and Cybersecurity Research

Ms. Ilkani is responsible for guiding and directing The Tambellini Group’s Cybersecurity Research Practice. She is an innovator in education and cybersecurity ...

Raechelle Clemmons

Vice President, Industry Relations

Raechelle Clemmons is Vice President of Industry Relations for The Tambellini Group. In this role, Ms. Clemmons works with higher education-focused software providers, emerging technology ...

Mary Beth Cahill

Vice President, Research

As head of research for The Tambellini Group, Mary Beth Cahill focuses on higher education technology trends and software strategies. Ms. Cahill has led numerous research efforts ...

Dave Kieffer

Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems

Dave Kieffer is responsible for directing research focused on R1, R2, and large public institutions and their strategic decisions around student, finance, and HCM systems...

Chris McNamee

Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy

Chris McNamee has more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. She has served in leadership roles for higher education marketing and product management teams ...

Jacqueline Cherie

Director, Client Services

Jacqueline Cherie has a background in technology business management, project management, sales, research, publishing, consulting, and professional instruction ...

Candace Eidson

Research Director

As the Research Director for The Tambellini Group, Candace Eidson conducts the depth and breadth of the company’s research coverage, using meticulous research methodologies ...

Karen Boudreau-Shea

Research Director, Student Success and IT Strategic Planning

Ms. Boudreau-Shea is the Research Director for Student Success and IT Strategic Planning for The Tambellini Group. She is a business, operations, and information technology executive with ...

Sue Spies

Research Director, Enterprise Information Systems

With nearly 30 years within higher education, Sue Spies shares her breadth and depth of knowledge as she authors and publishes research, assists in client engagements, and supports client services ...

John Quinn

Client Success Manager

As the Client Success Manager for institutional clients, John Quinn aims to cultivate long-term relationships with stakeholders and to ensure Tambellini members ...

Michele Cummins

Research Associate

Michele Cummins serves as a research associate at The Tambellini Group, with responsibilities in investigative research, writing, and editing. Using her proficiency in modern research ...

Campbell Maxey

Graphic Designer

As graphic designer, Campbell Maxey leads the creative and social media efforts of The Tambellini Group. With an artistic eye and ability to write, she creates compelling design and ...

Derek Marrero

Campaign Manager

Derek Marrero is an experienced marketing leader with over 12 years in the higher education vendor services market. He joined The Tambellini Group in 2019 to focus on ...

Legal Advisory Services

Stephen Dix

Attorney - Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

Steve Dix brings a 30-year in-house career at high tech companies, most recently as the Senior Vice president, General Counsel and Secretary at …

Linn Freedman

Attorney - Robinson+Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and cybersecurity law, and complex litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group and chairs ...

Leslie F. Spasser

Shareholder - Polsinelli PC, an Am Law 100 firm

Leslie Spasser handles complex technology transactions for clients in the media and communications, education, health care and financial services industries …

Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

Loretta Early

Chief Information Officer - The George Washington University

As Chief Information Officer (CIO), Loretta provides executive leadership to critical areas of the University, prioritizes IT investments in collaboration with key constituencies, and leads the GW IT organization ...

Corey Fling

Chief Information Officer - Point Loma Nazarene University

Corey Fling serves as the Chief Information Officer at Point Loma Nazarene University. Mr. Fling has led transformation efforts at the university to modernize its technology ...

Patrick Frontiera

Vice President for Information Technology and Business Services - Loyola Marymount University

Patrick Frontiera is responsible for ensuring that academic technology, administrative computing, infrastructure technology, information security, and user support teams ...

Celeste Schwartz

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer - Montgomery County Community College

Celeste Schwartz provides strategic leadership for all aspects of academic and administrative technology and technology-supported process improvements ...

David Sherry

Chief Information Security Officer - Princeton University

As Chief Information Security Officer at Princeton University, David Sherry is responsible for developing university policy and strategy regarding matters of information security ...

Marilyn Smith

Vice President and Chief Information Officer - George Mason University

Marilyn Smith has been Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of George Mason University since 2013, where she leads ...

Independent Contractors

Fred Damiano

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Information Officer - Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Fred Damiano serves in a dual senior executive role at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As CIO, he directs and oversees all aspects of IT service delivery

Ann Kristin Glenster

Data Privacy Consultant - Glenrox Consultancy

Ann Kristin Glenster is a legal expert on the intersection between emerging technologies and privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, and intellectual property law. She has delivered ...

Ed Moyle

General Manager and Chief Content Officer - Prelude Institute

Ed Moyle is the General Manager and Chief Content Officer of the Prelude Institute and a frequent contributor to the information security industry as an author, public speaker, and analyst ...

Ganesan (Ravi) Ravishanker

Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost - Wellesley College

Mr. Ravishanker is currently overseeing the college’s transition to Workday and has managed several other major technology transitions and key digitization projects in the library.

Roberta Roth

Director of IT Policy, Strategic Planning and Communication - Nevada System of Higher Education

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Roberta Roth’s role is to provide leadership and coordination in the development, implementation, and measurement of system-wide strategic planning, policies, and communication for Information Technology.