Tara Makhmali

Tara Makhmali, PMP is the founder of CommonSmarts Media, LLC, and the author of Misswired, a literary mystery that was featured by Kirkus Reviews and by the Jersey Journal. In early 2018, Tara was featured by Hoboken Girl and in SWAAY magazine. Tara has worked in various leadership capacities for notable companies such as Pearson Publishing, FCB Advertising, Bridgewater Associates, and HBO. For the last year and a half, Tara has acted as a trial strategy consultant on a complex commercial litigation involving the efficacy and valuation of a large-scale insurance policy administration system—and the contractual obligations of former shareholders of an insurance company, and a third-party technology systems and services provider—before, during, and after the sale of an insurance company to its new owners for over $63 million. After a four-day bench trial before the Honorable Justice Ostrager of the Supreme Court of New York, Commercial Division, the client was awarded a nearly $5 million judgment. Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and since 2010, she has been a PMI certified Project Manager, PMP. In her spare time, she plays classical piano and guitar. Above all, she is a curious person who cares deeply for people and progress.