Tia Thomson

Bay Area, CA


Hi there, Iā€™m Tia (she/hers). I am a tactical, results-driven designer-turned-operator obsessed with creating elegant solutions for complex problems.

I am a founding team member and the current Head of Business Operations at Visible Hands, a platform that supports and invests in early-stage startups built by underrepresented founders.

What I'm good at

Operations & Strategy

  • Process design: Cost reduction analysis + developing playbooks, SOP's, trainings, and rollout plans

  • Company Performance Management: Developing OKRs/ KPIs & related systems

  • Strategic Planning: Conducting research, determining strategy, and building consensus among cross-functional teams

  • Automation & optimization: No-code expertise, including Zapier

  • Managing data: Data-driven decision making, data visualization, SQL

  • Financial Management: P&L and accounting proficiency

Design & Product

  • User research: Talking to customers, usability testing, synthesizing product insights

  • UX/UI: Wireframing, prototyping, web design

  • Visual design: Collateral development

Project Management

  • Leading new initiatives: Creating timelines, allocating resources, and creating metrics

  • Stakeholder management: Gathering, synthesizing and communicating critical information to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Organization & Detail-orientation: Handling dynamic priorities without missing a beat

Superstar Generalist

  • Quick study: Able to quickly get up to speed on new areas, always eager to operate outside of my comfort zone

  • Thriving in ambiguity: Taking initiative to direct my own workload and executing remarkably fast with little structure

  • Inclusive leadership: Championing diversity and access through an intersectional lens

Ā© Tia Thomson 2023