DonRiver’s success is in direct relation to the commitment, expertise and knowledge that our leadership team brings to its work. Our skills spring from broad experience and a diversity of backgrounds, which means fresh and varied perspectives managing every client project.
Our company’s executive team is composed of motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have a vested interest in finding value-driven, quality solutions for our clients while never losing sight of providing the best possible service. These executives take an active role in all aspects of DonRiver’s business and lend invaluable know-how and unwavering dedication to every client undertaking.
Anant Tailor is the Chief of Delivery for DonRiver’s Mobility & Financial Services practice. With over 12 years of experience in managing complex business and system integration initiatives, Anant has led the successful delivery of several digital financial initiatives for DonRiver clients around the world. His firm understanding of the Mobile Financial Services eco–system and wealth of practical implementation knowledge enable him to enhance client solutions and streamline delivery activities. Prior to joining DonRiver, Anant served as an Experienced Manager at Accenture, where he worked with Telecom Operators around the world to integrate and deliver back–office systems that provide Service Fulfilment and Network Management capabilities. Anant is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.
Blair Pallopson has been recognized by many senior technology executives as a trusted adviser who possesses unique skills which allow him to marry their business transformation goals with the ealities and intricacies of implementing complex technologies.
Within DonRiver, Mr. Pallopson has operational responsibility for the OSS and BSS practices. He’s accountable for the overall quality and delivery of professional services that are delivered to DonRiver’s communications clients.
Prior to joining DonRiver, he was a manager in Accenture’s communications and high tech consulting practice, where he distinguished himself as an expert in communications OSS technology. During his time at Accenture, Mr. Pallopson worked with top communications providers from North America and Europe to deliver on their technology strategies and help drive ROI from their chosen technologies.
Mr. Pallopson earned a bachelor of science degree (Hons.) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also has a post-graduate degree in Information Technology.
Brent Ho-Young is a recognized expert in the mobile financial services industry. He has developed mobile financial strategies for wireless operators, banks, international remittance providers and application service providers and commercialized their product offerings.
Mr. Ho-Young founded DonRiver’s mobile practice and, as its lead, is responsible for its mobile financial service offerings, market research and oversight of client consulting engagements. He also serves as the chief editor of a highly regarded mobile financial services information portal that provides industry news and insight to professionals around the world (www.mobile-financial.com).
Prior to becoming a principal in the mobility practice at DonRiver, Mr. Ho-Young served as a technology consultant for a global management and technology consulting firm focused on defining and implementing operational software solutions for Tier 1 wireless operators and telecommunications service providers.
Mr. Ho-Young holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Management from McMaster University and is a former president of the Harvard Business School’s Summer Venture in Management Program’s alumni association
Prior to launching DonRiver, Inc., in 2006, Mr. McVey spent more than seven years as a communications and technology executive at the global management and technology-consulting firm Accenture. During his tenure there, Mr. McVey distinguished himself within Accenture’s communications and high-tech sectors, focusing on streamlining operations for telecommunications carriers while transforming the carriers’ IT components.
Mr. McVey has extensive experience in strategic business case development, solution architecture, commercial software assessment, custom product development and designing and implementing next generation OSS and BSS solutions. He also has comprehensive industry expertise in launching MVNOs, mobile VAS strategy, mobile handset design and development, mobile money transfer and mobile remittance. He has held leadership roles at previous clients such as Qwest, Bell Canada, Comcast, BellSouth and Telstra.
Within DonRiver, Mr. McVey functions in both client-facing and leadership capacities. He is responsible for new client sales, business plan execution and building and growing DonRiver offshore development centers in Russia and Vietnam. He is also a telecommunications professional, consulting with clients on executive business cases and strategic development initiatives.
Mr. McVey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) College of Commerce and Business Administration.
Kent McNeil is a recognized expert in the mobile financial services industry. He has helped wireless operators, international remittance providers and application service providers develop mobile financial strategies and commercialize their product offerings.
Mr. McNeil is responsible for the mobile practice’s financial service offerings, its market research and overseeing client consulting engagements. Mr. McNeil also contributes to the mobile financial services information portal that provides industry insight and news to professionals around the world (www.mobile-financial.com).
His specialties include mobile marketing, mobile applications, telecom open-source software (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) in wireless and wireline networks, enterprise application integration (EAI) open-source software, service-oriented architectures (SOA), service-delivery platforms (SDP) and business process management (BPM). He also manages DonRiver’s offshore teams.
Prior to joining DonRiver, Mr. McNeil served as an executive for Accenture, where he focused on network technology consulting, specifically on defining and implementing operational software solutions for Tier 1 wireless operators and telecommunications service providers.
Long Van has amassed a comprehensive knowledge of enterprise-wide business integration initiatives in the telecommunication and financial communities through eight years of experience in these industries. Mr. Van works closely with global remittance providers to formalize product solutions that can be leveraged by financial institutions and network operators. These product offerings serve as the building blocks for scalable and extensible mobile financial service platforms, which support payment integration, banking, remittance, billing and carrier gateways.
At DonRiver, Mr. Van focuses on the architecture and implementation of mobile financial service initiatives for numerous clients and holds the position of mobile financial services solution architect. Prior to joining DonRiver in 2006, Mr. Van served as an enterprise application integration technology consultant for various top-tier global management and consulting firms, including Accenture, Deloitte and CGI, where he concentrated on business and systems integration within the communications sector.
Mr. Van earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. In addition to his undergraduate education, Mr. Van received a diploma in Information Technology Management from the Canadian Information Technology College in Toronto.
An expert IT professional with a focus on OSS software solutions, Mr. Colton brings over 10 years’ experience in solution architecture, software delivery and sales. In his position of Director of OSS Consulting at DonRiver, he is responsible for leading consulting and software delivery engagements, championing thought leadership and innovation in OSS software solutions and expanding DonRiver’s portfolio of offerings. Mr. Colton has a detailed understanding of the OSS systems and technologies in use by Telecoms providers today and has a proven track record of successfully managing solution deliveries returning substantial ROI and customer benefits.
Prior to joining DonRiver Inc. Mr. Colton served as Director in Amdocs’ OSS division, heading the global solution architecture group and managing the technical presales team for the Americas. During his tenure, he was the lead architect for multiple successful software and services deliveries to Tier 1 Telcos globally. Before moving to the United States in 2004, Mr. Colton spent 4 years as an early member of the Cramer R&D team in Bath UK, designing and managing the development of several of the foundational components that is now Amdocs OSS suite.
Mr. Colton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Southampton University, UK.