OUR FOUNDERS

TARA DUKE

Chief Executive Officer

As a Partner in the Global Transformation Office @
Dell Technologies, Tara works with executives to create innovative strategies and develop cloud, digital, & workforce solutions to meet their corporate goals. She is also CEO @ Cornerstone Diversity and serves on the Board of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. She received her MBA & MS in Information Systems from Boston University. Ever the visionary leader, Tara tapped the GKS Founders, as she is passionate about changing our world for the better, and leaving a much more desirable home for future generations.
Tara@gordianknotsociety.com

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ISAAC WOODS

Chief Financial Officer

Isaac currently serves as Vice President & Corporate Treasurer of Rockwell Automation. He is also a Partner at a small, independent wealth management firm. Isaac is an experienced, dynamic finance leader with passion around improving financial literacy, global economics and reducing the wealth gap. He has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Isaac@gordianknotsociety.com

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NAM TRAN

Chief Operating Officer

As an operations leader in the life sciences industry, Nam has helped numerous organizations produce breakthrough diagnostics and therapeutics. He earned his MBA from California State University Fullerton and later attained multiple credentials, including Certified in Production and Inventory Management, Certified Supply Chain Professional, Project Management Professional, and Six Sigma Black Belt. Nam is passionate about using his skills to help end childhood hunger.
Nam@gordianknotsociety.com

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KALYN FARRIS

Chief Strategy Officer

Kalyn serves as Director of Organization Effectiveness within Kaiser Permanente, leading the creation of organization design, change management, and team effectiveness strategies. She also serves as Board President for CaliforniaSibs, a nonprofit dedicated to the sisters and brothers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kalyn received a BA from New York University, and an MPP from University of Southern California. Kalyn believes that honoring and leveraging the many types of intelligence leads to breakthrough problem solving.
Kalyn@gordianknotsociety.com

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