Program Management & Organizational Effectiveness for Sustainable Success
20+ years in project management and organizational effectiveness, partnering cross-functionally, at all levels
True collaborator who thrives at organizing, integrating & transforming obstacles to opportunities
Expert at organization design, M&A integration & PMO
Resides in Orange County, CA
Tanya is an accomplished organizational effectiveness and program management specialist with 20+ years consulting to global Fortune 500 and smaller organizations, spanning multiple industries and countries. Prior to owning her own consulting firm, Tanya led transformations for 10+ years at various consultancies such as PwC/IBM, Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and QP Group.
Tanya loves to design, engage people and see the fruits of her labor through implementation, enjoying both the strategic design as well as the implementation aspects of an engagement since both facets require creative and holistic perspectives, with a focus on long term sustainability.
Tanya has an exceptional ability to accurately assess operational and organizational business challenges, create strategies and efficient work plans, and execute those plans to affect significant and sustainable impact on the bottom line. She is an energetic leader who cultivates loyal business relationships, engages stakeholders, and inspires cross-functional teams to deliver high quality and innovative solutions – on time and on budget.
Tanya thrives when given the opportunity to connect, engage and partner with people, supporting them to move beyond their envisioned capabilities. She believes that when organizations have the right people in the right structure with the right tools and technology, anything is possible.
Tanya’s experience spans across the entire OD/OE and program management spectrums, where some services include:
Tanya is PMP certified and holds her MBA from Columbia University and BA from UC Irvine in Economics, with double minors in Business Management and Spanish Literature. Tanya is an avid yogini and enjoys eating and cooking ethnic cuisines, traveling, gardening and sampling anything that has dark chocolate in it.
"Tanya brings forth a systematic way of thinking and truly understands people. She is well rounded and has a solid fountain of knowledge and strong business acumen. Throughout the 4+ year partnership with Tanya, I have appreciated her experience, inquisitive nature, honesty and ability to engage employees at all levels in all departments. I have leaned on Tanya’s knowledge and experience and see her as a trusted partner and advisor."
~ Tim Nguyen – Co-Founder & CEO, MeridianLink
Tim Nguyen – Co-Founder & CEO, MeridianLink
“I solicited Tanya’s help to design a CRM department that would foster long term customer relationships. Beyond creating a CRM function, Tanya helped me create and implement the company’s mission and values, overall employee philosophy, talent & performance management strategy with associated programs, total rewards plan, and employee recognition program. Additionally, Tanya was instrumental in setting up a PMO, managing the post-merger integration efforts, and engaging employees at all levels throughout her tenure with us.
Tanya brings forth a systematic way of thinking and truly understands people. She is well rounded and has a solid fountain of knowledge and strong business acumen. Tanya is a Jack of all trades and has many skills in many areas. She is smart and does everything well, especially dealing with executives.
Throughout the 4+ year partnership with Tanya, I have appreciated her experience, inquisitive nature, honesty and ability to engage employees at all levels in all departments. I have leaned on Tanya’s knowledge and experience and see her as a trusted partner and advisor. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with Tanya again in the future.”
Jessica Dang – Director of Talent and Performance Management, Intuit
“Tanya joined the Talent Development team at Intuit to help us further our performance management practices. Specifically, Tanya led the ideation, design, testing and implementation of a continuous performance management process whereby critical performance activities such as goals, check-ins, feedback and year end processes are completed on one platform in a uniformed and seamless fashion. We now are looking forward to enhanced employee experiences, a simplified and clear performance management program with streamlined processes, and improved reporting metrics. Tanya brings a breadth and depth of skills and capabilities in the Performance Management and Talent Development space. Tanya’s ability to come up to speed quickly on the business context and organizational culture enabled her to contribute impactful work in a very short amount of time.
Some specifics of Tanya’s contributions included:
Erika Cruz – Director of HR, St. Joseph Health (now Providence Health & Services)
“Tanya was brought in to help manage all aspects related to talent and organization effectiveness for an initiative consisting of 30+ projects, in an effort to achieve $500M savings over 3 years. The existing management structure was such that each hospital operated independently and had free reign to do whatever they wanted for their individual hospital. It was a very difficult project with numerous parties and different objectives. Tanya was very mindful and attentive of varying stakeholders’ needs, some of which often times conflicted with each other.
Under Tanya’s leadership, she was able to understand and resolve numerous competing business issues, bring different people and mindsets together and collaborate efficiently. With Tanya’s professionalism and collaboration, we successfully operated as one, unified system of care that included all the hospitals and healthcare systems. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Tanya since I know she will collaborate with everyone.”
Margaret Connery – Director of HR and Organization Development, MeridianLink
“When I joined, Tanya was already in place as an advisor to the CEO, where she was charged with building the MeridianLink culture. Tanya and I partnered on designing and implementing many different programs such as, a) more effective recruiting processes, b) training focused on young managers, c) more streamlined and effective performance management programs, d) plans, schedules and activities for improved individual and team effectiveness, e) an employee recognition program, and f) corporate mission and values realization strategy and plan.
Tanya has many strengths. She has both an analytical and strategic mind. Her understanding of systems and processes is critical since it is important to have this meta-view of what is happening and how each individual part is inter-related and affects each other.
She has made a significant impact by building relationships with numerous teams and the company. Her ability to foster relationships has allowed her to fix the meta-systems. Tanya is a very engaging, sincere and likable individual who is conscientious, committed and has a high level of follow through and emotional intelligence. She is very experienced and can draw in knowledge from other projects. Tanya is a great partner.”