About Our CEO...Who is Tama?

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming.  But vision with action can change the world.”  - Nelson Mandela

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming.  But vision with action can change the world.”  - Nelson Mandela

TAMA L. SMITH

Executive leader, Global Strategist, Dealmaker and Trusted Advisor

For over 15 years, Tama has had the privilege of partnering with widely-recognized people and leading companies ranging from mid-size to multi-billions in their business growth.

Prior to Saventure, Tama served as the CEO of The Tyra Banks Company Inc., a globally-branded entertainment and consumer lifestyle company in New York City.  Additionally, Tama brings deep expertise in executive management, consulting and business development expertise through Tama Smith & Associates and its Asia initiative, Hong Kong based Innogrowth Group Ltd.

Tama earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; studied at the London Business School; and has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Tama is a past chairman emeritus of Wharton's Global Alumni Executive Board and member of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women and a past recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's highest alumni leadership honor -- its Alumni Award of Merit.

Tama resides in Seattle and is active with its local angel community and the Washington Technology Industry Association.

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At Saventure, every client is unique.  As a result, every member of the team is carefully selected based on their expertise and ability to drive significant results.

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