Will Adams works directly with Tarkenton’s partners to identify and understand their organizational needs. He then assembles a cross-functional team to develop and deliver the solutions to meet the needs of the partner. Since joining Tarkenton in 2010, Will has helped develop new partnerships, plan strategic growth initiatives, and mentor organizational leaders. Will is also the co-founder of a successful Software as a Service (SaaS) business that currently serves small museums and family offices throughout North America. In addition to his business interests, Will serves on the board of Atlanta Children’s Foundation, connecting individuals, organizations, and resources to meet the needs of children in foster care.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Gossett collaborates with partners’ strategic planners to develop business cases and forecasts. He helps assess alternative solutions and identify the best ways to integrate new offerings into your existing product and service lines. Rick has been COO of Tarkenton for nearly 30 years and is an expert in business operations, responsible for financial forecasting, business software development, unique partnerships, business educational content, consulting, and more. Before joining Tarkenton, Rick owned and operated a private practice as a CPA. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at Pannell Kerr Foster in tax and audit, as well as Principal in Ernst & Young’s small business advisory group.
Digital Marketing Director
Josh Cohen works with our partners’ marketing teams to coordinate all digital advertising initiatives, including search engine marketing, social media marketing, native advertising, display advertising, and more. Josh joined the Tarkenton team in 2021, and has also helped to provide service and support to end users on our advertising platforms. With years of media agency experience, he specializes in helping partners develop their digital marketing strategies, managing execution of those plans, and performing detailed analysis of the impact of those activities.
Senior Partnership Manager
Rachel Baker manages partner relationships for Tarkenton, working directly with partners to invent, develop, and implement products & services for end users. With her project and relationship management skills developed through years of customer service and marketing experience, Rachel translates needs into successful programs and new services. In her 10+ years at Tarkenton, she has served in a variety of roles including customer support, training, implementation, operations, business development, and more.
Director of Technology
Ed Fox works closely with partnership stakeholders and product leaders on business strategic planning, as Director of Technology. Ed leads the product and technology teams, directing operations while working with clients to ensure a successful development process and, when appropriate, integration with existing platforms. Ed’s specialty is aligning technology vision and strategy with product and business direction, and converting strategic plans into platforms that can grow in the market. Ed has been with Tarkenton since 2009, and has held positions in every aspect of the company.
Alejandro Castro helps to coordinate internal Tarkenton teams on new projects, identifying objectives, establishing timelines, and defining the component steps to complete the project. He ensures that all deadlines are met, and manages communication between partners and the Tarkenton team. Alejandro has been with Tarkenton since 2019, with experience in customer support, digital advertising, and more.
Senior Content Strategist
Edwin Bevens helps Tarkenton partners plan, develop, and implement content and communication strategies, including instructional content, marketing messages, video scripts, UX copy, internal training materials, and more. He works with stakeholders to identify the content needs for a given project, and coordinates production and delivery with our internal content teams. Since joining the Tarkenton team in 2011, he has been involved in nearly every partnership and project for the company.
Director of Client Success
Vanessa Pecly leads the Tarkenton Client Success team, managing operations on Tarkenton partnerships. She leads her team in performing pilot programs for new products and services, evaluating product performance and service capabilities. She then oversees official support channels for successful projects that move past the pilot stage. Vanessa is a certified bilingual translator with 10+ years of client services and management experience in fields including retail, insurance, and education, and joined the Tarkenton team in 2019.
Senior Systems Engineer II
Myles McNamara serves as the primary technical architect for Tarkenton, and is an experienced full stack developer. As a key part of our development team, he understands the underlying technology available and helps to determine the required infrastructure and code bases for each project, ensuring we build complex, secure, reliable, and scalable software solutions. Since joining Tarkenton full-time in 2020, Myles has become our in-house code, security, and infrastructure expert with full development capabilities.
Senior Software Developer
Corey Castillo is our primary coder, responsible for building new applications as well as updating and maintaining existing software in a wide range of languages. He works with partners, clients, and customers while contributing to design decisions and helping determine underlying logic for software. Corey has been a key part of our development team since 2009, and a full-time member of Tarkenton since 2021.
Kate Guest collaborates with internal Tarkenton teams as well as partner marketing teams to develop and realize the vision of a product, brand, or campaign. She also serves as a UI/UX designer and UX researcher, using both qualitative and quantitative methods to gather in-depth insights into the user’s needs and motivations. As art director, she produces sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and user flows to visualize ideas, and ensures consistency in design across all channels. Kate joined Tarkenton in 2017.
Scott Snead serves as the senior consultant on Tarkenton’s consultation service, providing advice and insights to business owners on a wide range of business questions. He is an experienced business leader who has been part of multiple startup and growth stage companies, and is a trusted advisor in Tarkenton’s early-stage partnerships as we work together to define, plan, and scale new relationships and projects. Scott joined Tarkenton in 2021.
Anna Grantham manages specific product and service lines with our most essential partners, handling everything from project management, UX/UI strategy, user satisfaction, and more. She serves as a liaison between Tarkenton and our partners for ongoing service and growth initiatives, providing training materials for partner sales and service teams and organizing internal teams for new projects to help our partners deliver a bigger, better value to their clients. Anna has been part of the Tarkenton team since 2020.
Client Success Manager
Cristina Valencia directs the daily operations of Tarkenton’s Client Success team, ensuring the team provides outstanding service to both partners and end users to increase retention and satisfaction. By building and maintaining positive, long-term, productive relationships with the Client Success team members, she helps to make white-glove service one of our core values. Cristina joined the Tarkenton team in 2021, bringing in more than 5 years of managerial experience.