Tarita Jones

Tarita Jones

Manager, Administration & Special Projects

As the Manager, Administration and Special Projects, Tarita serves as administrator, implementor and thought partner for Chicago’s Managing Partner in Charge, Alison Ranney. Tarita collaborates with Alison to identify and manage strategic projects as well as assist her in business development and client relationship management initiatives. Tarita also oversees the office managerial projects of the Chicago Office.

Tarita has extensive experience in administration, project management, and client care. She has served in executive capacities for industry leaders at international recruiting firms including Russell Reynolds Associates. She has also worked at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the global leader in architecture and urban planning and Cramer Krasselt, one of the highest-ranking advertising agencies in the US.

Prior to Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group, Tarita served as the Senior Project Coordinator to the head of Global Retail at Russell Reynolds Associates. There, she was responsible for the business development and client relationship management of the sector leader. Tarita was also the lead project manager for the North America Retail team from engagement to completion. Tarita’s project responsibilities involved full ownership of timeline benchmarks, documentation, status calls, due diligence and best practices.

Tarita also has deep expertise in the music production space. At an independent record label, she provided high-level support for the CEO & VP and supervised junior-level staff.

Tarita is a trained singer/musician and dancer as well as a published songwriter. She is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

At Concordia University, Tarita was a member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society of Psychology. She was also a choreographer and performer on the university’s dance team.

Tarita earned a BA in Psychology from Concordia University.