Tara Piazza

Tara Piazza

COO Consultant

Tara Piazza is a distinguished Chief Operating Officer, EOS Integrator, and Business Coach with over 20 years of experience in the professional services industry. Her expertise spans executive leadership, operational change management, and financial operations, with a special focus on talent development.

Tara’s analytical and steadfast leadership has consistently fueled both topline and experiential growth alongside operational excellence. Tara’s career highlights include managing teams of up to 70 individuals, achieving an impressive 80-90% client retention rate, playing a pivotal role in the sale of a spin-off business which yielded a 10X return for investors, and doubling channel partners through the establishment of foreign subsidiaries for global rollout.

Throughout her career, Tara has demonstrated exceptional leadership and transformative changes with strategic acumen, guiding companies through explosive growth, economic downturns, and a global pandemic. Her successful initiatives have led to substantial operational improvements, including cost reductions and labor hour savings, while aligning company operations with strategic business needs. Her direct oversight of all company operations—encompassing accounting, HR, legal, office administration, marketing, client delivery, security, and IT—has ensured sustained company growth and stability even in the face of challenging market conditions. By serving as an executive sponsor on key accounts and mentoring a large team, Tara has not only guided her companies through periods of significant change but has also fostered a culture of innovation and resilience.

Based in Sarasota, FL, Tara holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in Sociology from Colgate University. She is also a Certified EOS Integrator Masterclass and Certified Catipult.ai Business Coach. Tara is an active member of several professional organizations, including the COO Forum, Fractionals United, C-SWIFT (C Suite Women in Forward Thinking) Tampa Bay, and the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO).

For more information, you can reach Tara at tara@theceosrighthand.co.