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    MARK TAYLORFounder

    Mark is the Founder and Chairman of Taysols. He is a recognised Business Analytics expert and has worked in the domain for over 25 years. Mark founded our hosting business Taysolsgreen, co-founded our support organisation Taysolsblue and holds board positions with IT start-up companies.

    Prior to founding Taysols in 2002, Mark was Partner in Charge of KPMG’s analytical solutions and ERP practices and before that, back in the 80’s and 90’s, was responsible for the global reporting of a European based conglomerate. In between, he served spells in treasury and accounting roles and has lived in QLD, VIC, NSW and Europe.
    Oddly, Mark is somewhat torn between being an IT geek and a finance person and it is this combination, along with 20 years of application architecture, design, management and implementation that makes him of value to clients and the firm alike.

    In his spare time Mark is actively involved in philanthropy, the arts, adventuring, motorbiking and cycling the last of which seems to take place at absurd times of the morning, before the break of dawn. To fuel all of this activity, Mark has been known to enjoy a meal or two.

    CHRISTOPH MECKERManaging Director

    Christoph is the Managing Director of Taysols. He joined Taysols as employee #3 in 2004 and has since been shaping the firm’s and our clients’ fortunes with analytical thinking, hard work and a strong vision for better Business Analytics practices. Christoph co-founded our support business Taysolsblue and more recently established the global Business Analytics Alliance, our delivery mechanism for 24x7 support services and global consulting engagements.

    Christoph was born in Germany and landed on our shores in 1996 to obtain a PhD in physical organic chemistry at the University of New South Wales. Upon completion of his thesis he gave in to his passion for the Olympic sport of handball, became Australia’s Head Coach and led the Women’s National Team through the 1999 World Cup and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
    In 2001 Christoph launched his career in information technology at the University of Sydney. He initially project managed the development of the University’s student administration system then later led the University’s Program Management Office before joining Taysols.

    Team members and clients appreciate Christoph’s professionalism, his ability to break down complex challenges into manageable tasks and his good (read quirky at times) sense of humour.

    Christoph has two children, plays tennis, attempts golf and embarks on early morning cycles to keep life in check.


    Jayson is a Director of Taysols. He has been working on Business Intelligence and Performance Management solutions for almost 15 years and is considered a leader in these fields in the Australian market place. Jayson has designed, implemented and/or supported Business Analytics solutions from most of the leading vendors having worked directly with Business Objects (SAP), Cognos (IBM), Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle and indirectly with a number of the smaller vendors.

    Prior to joining Taysols, Jayson had a strong career in Strategy and Management consulting within the Business Analytics domain and he is responsible for both sales and delivery within the Taysols consulting business.
    While obtaining his degree Jayson started up an innovative business to enhance road safety for large vehicles and brings this passion for great solutions to all his customer engagements.
    Domiciled in Melbourne, Jayson shares that city’s love of great food, small bars, and magnificent golf courses.

    While he will never admit it he also enjoys taxiing his two children about between their busy weekend activities.

    ÅSA ANDERSSONPrincipal Consultant & CFO

    Åsa is a Principal Consultant and the CFO of Taysols. She joined Taysols in 2004 after an impressive career as a group accountant and management consultant. In 2007 Åsa became a Director of our support business Taysolsblue. Her expertise and experience in group accounting and FP&A combined with an impeccable technical knowledge makes her the finest Hyperion Financial Management consultant in the region; and as such an invaluable asset to the Taysols team.

    Åsa first became involved with the Hyperion solutions when she worked with the founder of Hyperion back in 1986. Prior to joining Taysols, Åsa worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG and as a Principal Consultant at Cognos, winning awards at both organisations.
    At KPMG, she was the Asia Pacific lead for Hyperion’s Advanced Applications Group, the pinnacle of HFM consultants around the world. Prior to KPMG, Åsa was the group accountant for a Swedish based conglomerate with operations in over 40 countries and was a member of the company’s executive committee.

    Åsa has accounting qualifications and is certified in all versions of HFM and Hyperion Planning as well as Oracle’s legacy consolidation and budgeting solutions (Enterprise and Pillar respectively). When not working, Åsa is an ardent reader, enjoys the arts and theatre, maintains a scary level of fitness and speaks several languages.

    BEN TESORIEROBusiness Development Manager

    Ben is the National Business Development Manager and brings over 16 years experience working in IT. A Civil Engineer who enjoyed computers more so than building roads, he started his career on the helpdesk for Franklins Supermarkets. He spent the next 8 years working in Application Development and Support for a number of multinationals and smaller organisations including a 3 year stint living in the UK.

    Ben’s focus on Business Development and assisting clients reach their organisational goals began 8 years ago and he entered the Business Analytics space around 6 years ago when working at Oracle.
    After successful times at Oracle and MicroStrategy in which Ben worked closely with the Taysols team to help deliver a number of solutions for our clients he spent time at PwC fine tuning his Analytics Consulting skills. Ben joined Taysols in June 2015 with a primary focus on helping new and existing clients achieve Business Analytics success through the value add services that Taysols delivers.

    Ben spends most of his time away from work with his family of 2 kids and wherever possible squeezing in a game of golf! He enjoys running and combines this with his fund raising for Can Too which raises money for Cure Cancer Australia.

    FERGAL COTTBusiness Intelligence Practice Lead

    Fergal is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead at Taysols and has responsibility for Business Intelligence, data warehousing and data integration. He has been working in the IT industry for over 15 years and is recognised by his peers as an expert in the full BI stack.

    He has designed and led implementation teams across large scale data warehouses, as well as near-real time and in-memory BI solutions for numerous organisations. Prior to joining Taysols, Fergal lead Business Intelligence teams in Europe and for a well-established Australian brand.

    He has architected BI solutions across Finance, Sales, CRM, Inventory, Manufacturing, Retail and Insurance domains.

    Fergal holds a research masters in computer science and has a deep understanding of how successfully implemented BI can add significant value to an organisation.

    When not working for Taysols, Fergal can be found on a surfboard or a yoga mat.

    GLEN PARKERNational Infrastructure Manager

    Glen is the National Infrastructure Manager at Taysols, with primary responsibility for the development and operation of Taysols’ hosting services. Under Glen’s leadership, Taysols has attained ASAE3402 accreditation (the Sarbanes-Oxley of hosting) and has expanded its hosting services across Australia.

    Glen is a highly sought-after IT practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of systems management across a range of industry sectors including FMCG, not-for-profit, retail banking, merchant banking and communications.

    In his younger years, Glen spent twelve months in Indonesia as an exchange student and still speaks conversational Indonesian today.

    Away from work, Glen and his wife enjoy the arts (they can often be seen at the theatre, concerts, local arthouse cinemas and the opera); riding bikes around the beautiful surrounds of Sydney; working out at their local yoga studio; and the companionship of their adopted cat Frankie.

    MAJA SCHWERTFEGERNational Support Manager

    Maja is the head of our support practice in the Australasian region and as such is responsible for ensuring the success of our support customers.

    She is also the lead for the Australasian arm of our Business Analytics Alliance support function, providing 24/7/365 follow the sun support services.

    Maja joined Taysols in early 2015 from a role supporting thousands of Enterprise Performance Management, Data Integration and Business Intelligence users for a global multinational organisation.
    Before that she spent over 10 years in various consulting and practitioner roles in the EPM and BI space around the globe and is fluent in several languages.

    She has a “customer first, work ‘till its fixed” attitude which she instils in her high performing team and works closely with both the consulting and infrastructure arms of the business to provide a holistic solution for our clients.

    Outside of work, as a mother of two, she enjoys spending quality time with the kids, chasing after the dog and calming her inner-self on the yoga mat.