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Tambellini Group Appoints Katelyn Ilkani as President and COO

Irvington, Virginia – May 15, 2023Tambellini Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Katelyn Tambellini Ilkani as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Ms. Ilkani will assume responsibilities for the firm’s daily operations, allowing CEO and Founder Vicki Tambellini to focus on long-term strategy and growth initiatives.

Ilkani brings more than fifteen years of management and leadership experience to Tambellini Group, where she will leverage her successful track record in both academe and managing cloud migration projects to serve Tambellini Group’s hundreds of institutional and vendor clients during an era of rapid evolution in the higher education technology market.

“We are excited to have Katelyn rejoin our team at a pivotal time of growth,” said Vicki Tambellini, Tambellini Group’s CEO and Founder. “I am confident that her extensive and impressive experience helping organizations solve today’s most critical technology, people, process, and data challenges will provide immense benefits for our clients as we continue to expand our services and resources in response to their burgeoning needs.”

From 2017-2021, Ms. Ilkani was instrumental in leading Tambellini Group’s sales and marketing efforts and served as Vice President of Cybersecurity Research. Before returning to Tambellini Group, she led complex, multi-cloud security engagements at Accenture for clients across North America.

“I look forward to serving our clients in deploying cloud-first strategies and collaborating with our dynamic team of higher education technology experts,” said Ms. Ilkani. “Higher education institutions have tremendous opportunities right now to transform their institutions, and I welcome the chance to collaborate with them on their transformation journeys.”  Ms. Ilkani also has deep informatics and cyber security expertise, having completed both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Cyber Security. Her career includes time in leadership at IBM, and building a successful cyber security start-up. She is a member of the Information Systems Security Association.

About the Tambellini Group

Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research, analyst, and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Tambellini Group members benefit from more than 100 annual and unbiased research reports that provide insight and analysis on the changing technology landscape. With nearly 5 million data points, including over 20,600 global institutions and more than 100,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institution Technology Profile Database® is unparalleled in the industry. Founded in 2001, Tambellini Group is a woman-owned business and a certified Great Places to Work® company.

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