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.

Amiel has seven years’ experience in client services and supporting NGOs in Latin America. She believes in the power of equal access to technology to help clients meet their goals. Amiel has an MSc in Engineering from the University of Manchester, U.K. and is based in Mexico City.

Amiel Rodriguez Portuguez

Sales & Services Consultant, Americas

Amiel Rodriguez Portuguez

Sales & Services Consultant, Americas

Betty ensures customers in the EMEA region maximize value from TaroWorks by delivering customer success. She has 10+ years' experience in business development and customer success in the IT sector, and has lived in Mozambique, Uganda, and Nigeria. Betty has a BSC in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University and is based in Nairobi.

Betty Macharia

Customer Success Manager

Betty Macharia

Customer Success Manager

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

Senior TaroWorks Consultant

Billy Cohen

Senior TaroWorks Consultant

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 is based in Washington, DC.

Brent Chism

CEO

Brent Chism

CEO

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 Washington, DC.

Elaine Chang

COO

Elaine Chang

COO

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

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 Watene

Product Management Specialist

Geoffery Watene

Product Management Specialist

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 is based in New York City.

Howard Sherman

Marketing Consultant

Howard Sherman

Marketing Consultant

Joan is an IT sales professional with over 10 years experience, specializing in new technologies, and working with global clients across multiple industries - mostly telecommunications and financial services. She loves helping people and organizations find efficient and effective end-to-end digital solutions to meet their objectives. She is also passionate about digitalization and ICT for social good in Africa. Joan is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Joan Oburu

Business Development Lead

Joan Oburu

Business Development Lead

Kelvin is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kelvin Mwenda

Product Intern

Kelvin Mwenda

Product Intern

Mercy has 6+ years of experience in Product/Project Management, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis, Data Analysis as well as Service Delivery & Support. She ensures delivery of quality solutions with a focus on exceptional customer experience. She has a BSc. in Informatics from Strathmore University and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mercy Muiruri

Product Manager

Mercy Muiruri

Product Manager

Nelly finds great satisfaction in making sure that a client is happy by helping them find the perfect solution. She has a BSC. in Business Information Systems from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. Nelly is based in Nairobi.

Nelly Munyao

Professional Services Intern

Nelly Munyao

Professional Services Intern

Njambi is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Njambi Mungai

Kenya Operations Manager

Njambi Mungai

Kenya Operations Manager

Tabitha loves helping clients achieve success with products by ensuring effective and efficient on-boarding, training and continued user support. She has a BS in Computer Science from Kenyatta University. Tabitha is based in Nairobi.

Tabitha Kamau

TaroWorks Consultant

Tabitha Kamau

TaroWorks Consultant

Wanjugu has over 8 years experience in Business to Business sales with hands-on experience in Relationship Building. She is also a Daystar University graduate. Wanjugu is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Wanjugu Gatheru

Business Development Lead

Wanjugu Gatheru

Business Development Lead

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