Tala is excited to welcome TJ Thinakaran as Tala’s new Chief Business Officer! As CBO, TJ will lead Tala’s global growth, operations, and partnership teams.

“TJ has provided invaluable counsel to Tala over the past two years. I’m thrilled for him to join us in a formal capacity,” says Shivani Siroya, Tala’s CEO and Founder. “As we expand our product offerings and serve more customers, TJ’s experience will be key to continue improving the sustainability of our business.”

TJ joins Tala from EZ Texting, a company he co-founded in 2007 and where he served as COO. A software engineer by training, TJ has spent two decades building teams across multiple industries including government, automotive, and telecom. He also serves as an advisor to early stage companies in the Finance, Healthcare, and Big Data spaces. Most recently, TJ served on the Board of the CTIA.

TJ earned his BS and MS from UC Irvine and participated in leadership programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We look forward to big things in 2020 with TJ on the Tala team! 

Tala has an exceptionally talented team and unique global business. I’m excited to help further Tala’s vision and values as we stay focused on operational efficiency. – TJ Thinakaran