Tammi has over 20-years of experience building and leading global technical organizations, solving problems and providing world class service delivery. Tammi is a successful transformation leader with depth in leadership development, operations, and service management. Currently Tammi is the CIO/CTO at Gravity Payments and is responsible for driving technology and information strategy.
Prior to joining Gravity Payments, Tammi was Vice President of Production Operations at Yahoo, where she was responsible for the Operations Centers, Service Reliability Engineering, Business Continuity, and Incident, Problem and Change Management with employees located globally. She was also the Executive Advisor for the Women In Tech program at Yahoo.
Prior to joining Yahoo, Tammi was Vice President of Production Operations at First Data in Omaha, NE. In 1996, she was offered an internship at First Data Resources in the Conversions department. For the next 15 years, Tammi progressed through First Data as an intern, programmer, analyst, manager, director and vice president. First Data provided a wide range of opportunities from managing various teams who developed applications for large clients to managing global teams responsible for operations, even allowing her to spend time in Australia managing the Asia Pacific business.
A midwest work ethic, strong support system and many fortunate opportunities have played a big role in Tammi’s career. Starting her senior year at Avoca High School she took a job at a beef packing house and a part time job at a gas station for three years. For the next ten years, she owned and operated a small business while attending night classes earning an Associates of Art degree. She then moved on to pursue an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Programming degree at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC). Earlier this year, Tammi earned her BA degree in Leadership from Bellevue University.
Tammi believes the hands on, pragmatic education she received at IWCC paved the way for the success she has had professionally and is why she remains an active member of the Computer Information Technology Advisory Committee. In order for the college to prepare the students for careers or their next educational goal, we need to ensure they acquire the skills to make them competitive and marketable. We need to give back by ensuring the curriculum is dynamic and relevant based on current needs and trends.
Over the last 20 years, Tammi has had the privilege to travel to many areas of the world and meet many interesting people. While working at Yahoo she traveled to Bangalore, India often and was very passionate about the Parikrma Foundation, a school funded wholly by Yahoo for under privileged children.
Business Lessons from Young Leaders of the Americas
Join us for a panel discussion with members of the (YLAI) Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.