For nearly 20 years, Tamara McGriff has worked at the intersection of business transformation, organizational culture, and talent management as a Human Resource Leader, who supported client groups in information technology, insurance, and financial services.
Tamara is currently President of McGriff Coaching & Consulting Services, where she is responsible for providing Strategic HR Consulting and Executive Coaching Services to organizations focused on achieving their strategic goals through acquiring and developing talent. As a coach, she equips leaders with the tools to achieve stronger performance through a creative, collaborative, and empowering coaching experience. Her approach to coaching is holistic, with an emphasis on elevating the careers of her clients and helping them discover there are no limits to what is possible.
Before launching her own business, Tamara was Vice President – HR Business Partner at BNY Mellon. In her role, Tamara was responsible for developing and driving the strategic talent agenda for BNY Mellon’s Corporate Technology teams of 13,000 full-time employees and contingent professionals. As a Diversity & Inclusion thought leader, she was a member of BNY Mellon’s Corporate Technology Global Mentoring Advisory Board, Steering Committee for DiverseTech, and Women in Technology (WIT), to sustain the acquisition, retention, and advancement of women and multicultural professionals in Technology.
Prior to BNY Mellon, Tamara worked at Broadridge Financial Solutions as an HR Business Partner. The company’s C-suite championed her work as she worked alongside the Chief Technology Officer to implement human resource solutions aligned to technology transformation initiatives. Most notably, Tamara launched the Broadridge Women’s Leadership Forum in support of Diversity & Inclusion for women in the corporate headquarters. She served as co-lead of the implementation team to create a Global IT Career Framework to maximize the effective use of employee capabilities and opportunities for career progression across the organization. While at Broadridge, Tamara developed her reputation as a results-oriented human resource leader who leads with authenticity. Creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of her work – a rare gem in the HR industry. Recognized as a change agent, Tamara started her career in Human Resources at Citigroup, Traveler’s Insurance and later, The Conti Group.
Tamara is passionate about elevating the careers of women and multicultural professionals in STEM, specifically in the areas of career advancement, diverse representation, leadership, retention, professional development, and mentoring.
Tamara holds an Executive MBA from Howard University, M.S. in Human Resource Management & Labor Relations from NYIT, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Business from Monroe College. She is a member of SHRM, ITSMF (Information Technology Senior Management Forum), and the International Coaching Federation. Tamara is certified in Emotional Intelligence, Executive, Leadership, Career & Life Coaching.