Tamanna PrasharAdjunct Professor
Tamanna Prashar is the Sr. Director of Consumables Operations at Cepheid. In this position, Tamanna provides the day to day oversight and support for a production and engineering organization focused on the manufacturing of beads, liquid reagents, and finished cartridges for worldwide distribution. With an emphasis on safety, quality, and compliance, and with collaborative efforts with Sweden, the Cepheid Global Operations Team successfully produced over 17 Million filled cartridges in 2014.
Prior to beginning this role at Cepheid in March 2014, Tamanna spent 4 years at Covidien Neurovascular as the Director of Operations and the Director of Supply Chain. Prior to Covidien, Tamanna held a number of technical and operational leadership roles with Boston Scientific. Her educational background includes both a BS and a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a MBA from the University of Minnesota. Over the past decade, Tamanna has built a track record of successfully leading teams to deliver ever-improving results in highly technical, complex, and regulated-market environments.
One of Tamanna's passions is teaching and for a number of years, she served as an Adjunct Professor at the Keck Graduate Institute educating students in the MBA and Post Doc graduate programs on Business Operations. She is also very committed to the topic of women in leadership, and has co-founded multiple Women's Leadership Committees focusing her efforts on providing skills and tools to women to allow them to achieve their professional goals and ambitions.
Tamanna and her husband Siddharth currently live in Sunnyvale, CA with their 3 year old son, Aditya. Tamanna loves to play with her little boy and also enjoys reading and staying active.