Meraki International

Who is Meraki?

Meraki International is a boutique consulting firm committed to helping companies facing changing business environments with increased globalization and technology. Our company focuses on building change resilience in leaders with the intent to improve profits and increase Business Value.

Who We Are

We invest our heart and soul into helping clients identify, design, and implement solutions from beginning to end. We hold so steadfast to this mission that it is rooted in the name of our company. Meraki is a Greek word and adverb that means putting your soul, creativity, and passion into your work, or leaving a part of yourself in your work. Associates from Meraki International will be with you through every phase of the change journey, with intentional focus on implementation and results.


We are a minority and woman-owned boutique consultancy firm with more than 50 years of combined experience in leadership, executive coaching, change initiatives, and change management.

We take our mission of equipping companies with the best tools possible to ensure that business transformations yield growth and success seriously, and it all begins with the leadership of Meraki International.

Christy Dillard - Meraki International

Christy Dillard

Co-Founder Christy Dillard brings valuable leadership experience to the team as a Certified ICF Executive Coach, PMI Project Manager and Change Manager with an MBA in Finance. She has more than thirty years in senior leadership experience, executive coaching, and leading change initiatives. She is also passionate about working with talented millennial’s and female leaders.

Louis Huston - Meraki International

Louis Huston

Co-Founder Louis Huston brings an extensive background in business to the table as a Certified ICF Executive Coach with an Executive MBA. He has more than twenty years of experience in global leadership, executive coaching (with an emphasis on entrepreneurship/mentoring entrepreneurs) and the implementation of change management programs.

Our Team & Associates

Meraki partners with industry leaders who are uniquely qualified to help companies and individuals succeed.

Sylvia Sanford

Sylvia has over 25 years oil & gas experience in a variety of Senior roles (Global Finance Manager, Global Business Advisor, Global Compliance Manager, etc). She has led teams ranging from 4-50 in US, Netherlands, London, Malaysia and India with a heightened focus on development and focus.

Her work experiences have ranged from Project Management, Finance, Planning / Budget / Forecasting, Economic Evaluations, Cost Management and Global Staff Leadership and Development.

Kenneth D. Cherry

Ken has over 30 years of experience as a strategic results oriented “profit and loss” leader with a proven track record of organizational growth and financial success within competitive markets. He implements performance standards and operational best practices that reduce operating expenses, increase production and service delivery, and improve the customer experience to expand market share.

Ken’s depth of experience in commercial and operational assignments across different industries has led him to open multiple new business operations, be involved in the creation of joint venture start-up companies and participate in several acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Deidra Smith

Deidra is a strategic Human Resources executive with more than 25 years of experience in conflict resolutions, executive coaching and mediation achievements. Her background includes a full range of experience gained from working in global leadership roles in talent, organization performance execution, executive coaching and conflict resolution.

She is widely recognized for her ability to influence outcomes and reach win-win solutions in difficult circumstances. Deidra is results oriented and works with clients to reach their desired objective.

Christy Dillard

Christy enjoys growing and developing talented millennials and female leaders and supporting women leaders and leadership development opportunities. With courage, she facilitates ‘difficult’ conversations and implements ‘hard’ changes. She grew up on a cattle farm in Oklahoma where she was raised with a strong work ethic and independent nature. She has proudly passed that on to her four sons who live across Texas.

Louis Huston

Louis prides himself with working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and organisations seeking to make effective and lasting changes to their corporate culture. He recognises that everyone learns differently and uses numerous techniques with clients to deliver results that work for them. He has worked globally and lived in the Netherlands for 6 years and enjoys building and maintaining global friendships.

Natalia Lombana

Digital Marketing Consultant, Natalia Lombana, brings a new perspective in how to help clients reach their goals and target audiences. She works with businesses to help them adapt to face an evolving business world with increased technology and global opportunities. Her multicultural and multilingual background put her in a unique position to help companies looking to expand their reach both locally and globally.

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