The Team

The TaroWorks’ diverse team has drawn talent from tech and social entrepreneurial sectors. Since our launch in 2013, TaroWorks has reached over 100 social enterprises and nonprofit organizations across 40+ countries, supporting over 200,000 micro-entrepreneurs and improving the lives of over 3 million of the world’s poor.

Elaine’s background in marketing research and data analytics has shaped her goal of helping organizations use insights from better data to create positive change in communities. She has a BS in Marketing and Finance from New York University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Elaine is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Elaine Chang

Dir., Market Development and Customer Success

Elaine Chang

Dir., Market Development and Customer Success

Brent is a market development “triathlete” with expertise in business development, strategic partnerships, and new product development. TaroWorks is Brent’s third technology startup. Previously, Brent led African and global market development for Kopo Kopo, a Kenya-based mobile merchant payments innovator. Brent has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Stanford University.

Brent Chism

CEO

Brent Chism

CEO

Sebastian is responsible for driving expansion across Africa. Sebastian has over 7 years of business development experience ranging from corporate sports sales to real estate development sales. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia. Sebastian also speaks both Hungarian and Spanish. Sebastian is based in Nairobi

Sebastian Csaszar

Business Development Lead

Sebastian Csaszar

Business Development Lead

Billy is an engineer from South Africa working in the technical support and services team at TaroWorks. He is interested in how technology and data can help companies and projects become more efficient and make better business decisions. Billy is based in Nairobi.

Billy Cohen

TaroWorks Consultant

Billy Cohen

TaroWorks Consultant

Roger leads the design and deployment of TaroWorks for clients. He is passionate about how tech can be applied to businesses to meet its objectives. He’s previously led product and operations in a media-tech startup. He has a Bsc in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. Roger is based in Nairobi.

Roger Gichuhi

TaroWorks Consultant

Roger Gichuhi

TaroWorks Consultant

As TaroWorks Customer Success Manager, Lily is the voice of the customer on the team, and is responsible for ensuring clients get the most value out of the product. She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Nairobi. Lily is based in Nairobi.

Lily Kisenga

Customer Success Manager

Lily Kisenga

Customer Success Manager

Geoffery believes that we can help people transform their daily lives. He is an Information Technology graduate with an emphasis in strategic problem-solving. He is dedicated to implementing new strategies and improving the management of fieldwork in real-time. Geoffery is based in Nairobi.

Geoffery Muange Watene

Product Intern

Geoffery Muange Watene

Product Intern

With more than 20 years of digital media management, marketing and sales experience, Howard has helped launch or lead eight online news and information businesses – including four for The New York Times. Now a business consultant, Howard advises Africa-based social enterprises on lead generation and conversion, content creation, mobile data collection and customer success.

Howard Sherman

Marketing Consultant

Howard Sherman

Marketing Consultant

Maggie is responsible for understanding customer needs, designing new features and overseeing the product development process. She has a BS in Computer Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) - Kenya. Maggie is based in Nairobi.

Margaret Wanjiru

Technical Product Manager

Margaret Wanjiru

Technical Product Manager

A Business Information technology fellow from Strathmore University whose main passion is to aid organizations to achieve maximum business value through technology. Erick is based in Nairobi.

Erick Were

Professional Services Intern

Erick Were

Professional Services Intern

Hailing from Chicago, Erin makes sure our customers are getting the most value out of TaroWorks by providing technical support and professional services to our client portfolio. Her background is in technology consulting and she has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Erin is based in Chicago.

Erin Yamaoka

Dir., Product and Professional Services

Erin Yamaoka

Dir., Product and Professional Services

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