Leadership Team

Experience that drives engagement

With significant commercial enterprise experience and a deep understanding of the value of consumer engagement, our team of leaders work together to bring clients innovative products that deliver positive business outcomes.

Michele Conforti

Michele Conforti

President, Managing Director International

Michele joined Tenerity in 2007, holding divisional President and CFO roles across the international business. Currently, he leads the Global Customer Engagement business where he successfully led its expansion by driving innovation and client acquisitions that include some of the world’s largest and most respected brands in financial institutions, telecommunications, e-commerce and retail.

Prior to Tenerity, Michele spent ten years with American Express holding various key positions including CFO of Establishment Services International. Prior to American Express, Michele also held positions with Enel as VP/Head of Finance-Investor Relations and with DHL Int’l as Controller-Business Transformation.

Michele was born in Italy, is a CPA, and holds a first-class Honors Degree in Economics & Business, MBA (Università degli Studi Federico II, I.U.N – Italy) and a post graduate Management Degree in Finance (Formez/Fiat School of Management – Italy).

Iphigenie Fossati-Kotz

General Counsel, International

Iphigenie was appointed General Counsel of Tenerity in January 2024 having previously served as the General Counsel for International markets (EMEA and LATAM).

She joined the organization in 2012 as a member of the Legal Department. Prior to her appointment to General Counsel for International in 2015, she held various positions within the department.

Iphigenie previously worked as an associate in the Antitrust and M&A/Competition Practice at Hogan Lovells LLP.

She qualified in France and holds a French and German Master of Laws from Paris X, Humboldt Berlin and Potsdam Universities, as well as a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences-Po Paris.

Dominic West

MD Webloyalty UK & NE

Dom leads the Northern Europe business and is responsible for growth across the region and the development of our partner offerings, drawing upon a proven track record for building highly effective relationships and managing their growth.

Dom has held a number of senior marketing and account management roles. Prior to Webloyalty, he spent seven years as Group Marketing Manager at Euromoney Institutional Investor, a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, and one of Europe’s largest online business and finance information and media companies, where he evolved the direct marketing strategy for many of Euromoney’s top financial and legal publications. Prior to that, he spearheaded a new direct marketing division at De Agostini UK, the leading partwork publisher in the UK. Joining in 2007, essentially as a start-up, Dom lead the Webloyalty team in building new client relationships and securing retention across the UK.

Simon Lanham

VP, HR International

Simon Lanham leads our International Human Resources team.

Simon joined the company in 2021 and is based in our London Office. Prior to joining, Simon was Corporate HR Director at FirstGroup and has held senior HR positions with CBRE, IBM, Grant Thornton, Ministry of Justice and Clifford Chance.

Simon graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Management Science.

Domenico Licheri

GVP Finance

Domenico joined Tenerity in 2007, holding Finance and Commercial Strategy roles across the international business. Currently he coordinates the company’s planning activities across markets and business lines, directly reporting to the CFO.

Prior to Tenerity, Domenico spent ten years with American Express leading various Finance teams across international markets in the Insurance and Personal Financial Services business lines.

Domenico was born in Italy, where he studied Economics and International Finance at Bocconi University in Milan.

Adrian Mehew

UK Country Head, Cyber and Protection

Adrian joined Tenerity in 2007, holding several roles across the organisation, including Head of Product in the UK and Head of Client Services – International. Currently, he is the Country Head of UK, Protect & Cyber, leading the commercial business for the Protect business in the UK, including the FCA-regulated products.

Before Tenerity, Adrian spent eight years with Collinson Group, holding various key positions, including Product Manager and Account Manager.

He holds an honors degree in Psychology and Social Studies.

Michael Iaccarino


Mike has been a leader in the direct marketing space since 1998. He thrives on transforming businesses to help them achieve their full potential and currently serves as Chairman of three industry leading direct marketing companies.

As the CEO and Chairman of Tenerity, Mike oversees the fulfillment of the company mission – to help all companies exceed their goals with powerful solutions that drive loyalty through increased customer engagement.  Mike has been on the Tenerity Board of Directors since 2017 and Chairman since 2019.

Prior to joining Tenerity, Mike has been Chairman and CEO of Data Axle, an industry leading data driven multi-channel direct marketing agency since 2011.  Data Axle has industry leading proprietary business and consumer databases that are also used to power client products through its licensing division.  Mike remains Chairman of Data Axle.

Mike served as the President and CEO of Mobile Messenger from 2009 to 2011, establishing the company as a dominant mobile technology content distribution player in North America. He was CEO of Epsilon from 2001 to 2009, transforming Epsilon into a leading database marketing company. Epsilon achieved a more than threefold growth in revenue and a sixfold increase in EBITDA under his leadership. Prior to being CEO, Mike was CFO of Epsilon and was instrumental in the spin out of the business from American Express.

He has extensive experience in working with financial sponsors and has served as operating partner at CCMP Capital. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and English from Boston College where he graduated magna cum laude and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

In May of 2023, Mike was named Chairman of Catalina Marketing Corporation.

Gilbert Palter

Vice Chairman

Gilbert Palter has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since May 2019, and prior to that served as its Chairman of the Board from July 20, 2017 until May 2019. Mr. Palter is Chairman & CEO of EGADS Group, a family office investing in private and public companies and taking an active board role adding value in such areas as corporate culture, strategy, operational excellence, acquisitions and financings, and compensation. Gil is also Co-founder, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner of EdgeStone Capital Partners, which he built into one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, generating a 37% IRR since inception.

Prior to co-founding EdgeStone, he was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Eladdan Capital Partners, a Toronto-based private equity fund targeting middle-market Canadian and U.S. companies. He also founded Eladdan Enterprises, a boutique investment bank specializing in providing buy side mergers and acquisitions advice to Canadian and U.S. companies, particularly on cross-border acquisitions and investments. Mr. Palter has previously worked at Smith Barney, Clairvest Group Inc., McKinsey & Company, and Morgan Stanley.

Gil currently serves as Chairman of Specialty Commerce Corp., and is a member of the board of directors of Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT / TSX:ATP), Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (TSX:SFC), and Porter Airlines Holdings Inc. He is a former Chairman of Aurigen Capital Limited, BFI Canada, BreconRidge Corporation, Continental Alloys & Services, Farley Window, Hair Club Group, and Stephenson’s Holdings Inc., and was previously a director of Alliance Films, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Lavalife, Mitel Networks, RPX Corporation (NSDQ:RPXC), Trimaster Manufacturing, Tunnel Hill Partners, and Xantrex Technology.

Gil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he attended on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship and graduated as a Baker Scholar and winner of the John L. Loeb Fellowship in Finance. He was the Gold Medalist in his graduating class at the University of Toronto where he attended on the J.W. Billes Scholarship earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics. He was a 2003 recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” award, a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® Award 2006 and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO Gold).

Austin Camporin


Austin Camporin has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since July 20, 2017. Mr. Camporin is a Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based investment fund with $43 billion in assets under management. He joined Elliott in 2009, focusing primarily upon public equity and credit opportunities.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Camporin began his career at JPMorgan, first as a high-yield credit analyst and later moving to the distressed debt proprietary trading group.

Mr. Camporin is a CFA charterholder and is also co-president and founder of the Good Shepherd of Darien Foundation, co-founder of A Second Chance for Ziva dog rescue, and a member of the board of directors of Acosta Inc. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance.

Jason Mudrick


Jason Mudrick is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mudrick Capital Management, L.P., an investment firm that specializes in long and short investments in distressed credit. Mudrick Capital was founded in 2009 with $5 million under management. As of March 2021, the firm has grown to manage approximately $3.3 billion, primarily for institutional clients.

Jason began his Wall Street career in 2000 advising on mergers and acquisition transactions as an Associate in Merrill Lynch’s Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group. In 2001 he joined Contrarian Capital Management, where he began his focus on distressed investing. In October 2002 Jason launched the Contrarian Equity Fund, an investment vehicle focused on purchasing distressed debt that would be restructured into equity, post-bankruptcy equities and other event driven deep value special situations. As Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Contrarian, Jason grew that business to peak assets of approximately $400 million in the Contrarian Equity Fund and close to $1 billion in total assets including the positions Contrarian’s other funds co-invested along-side Jason’s fund. Jason left Contrarian in October 2008 to launch Mudrick Capital.

Jason has served on multiple creditors’ committees and served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies, including Safety-Kleen Holdings, Integrated Alarm Services Group, Salton, Rotech Healthcare, NJOY Holdings, Corporate Risk Holdings, Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, Fieldwood Energy, Proenza Schouler, cxLoyalty and Thryv, where he is currently the Chairman of the Board. Jason also spent two years in graduate school teaching economics classes to Harvard University undergraduates. Jason has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Jason was admitted to the New York State Bar.