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Meet the team

At Sparkrock we show up every day because we believe in the important work of our clients and community.

Learn more about the people who make Sparkrock great.

Leadership Team

Sparkrock was founded in 2003 by Nicola Dickinson and James Faw. Our first customer was the MacArthur Foundation based in Chicago with 150 staff distributing over $200 million worth of grants to programs worldwide annually. We now have more than 30,000 users on our solution serving over 7 million people through thousands of different programs.

Colin Dickinson, President

Colin strongly believes in the infinite worth of every human being. He hopes to help the best people on the planet, do the best work on the planet, in a way that is easier, less-stressful, and more fun.

James Faw, VP of Product & Innovation, Founding Partner

James is focused on creating innovative technology that does amazing things for you. His hope is to change technology from being burdensome and feared, to freeing our clients to focus on their mission.

Nicola Dickinson, VP of Sales and Customer Success, Founding Partner

Nicola strongly believes that you are a vital component of creating a better world and it’s our responsibility to enable you to soar.

Ryan Tollofson, VP of Marketing

Ryan is a strategic and growth-oriented marketing leader who is committed to communicating the important role technology has in shaping a better world. He is also an active community builder and ardent supporter of workplace diversity and inclusion.

Dean Carrotte, VP of Professional Services

Dean focuses on providing services that go beyond your expectations and satisfaction. He is driven by Sparkrock’s continued growth and success, and is very proud of the huge impact that Professional Services contributes to achieving our mission.

James Kennedy, Director of Finance

James has always enjoyed working in the technology space and loves being part of a company that focuses on helping nonprofits accomplish their missions through powerful technology.

Stuart Hodgins, Director of Development

Stuart hopes to enable you to focus your full time and energy towards your core mission. He believes that great software can enable profound productivity gains, allowing people to better support their communities.