Michelle Tahara

VP, Finance and Administration

Education: Niagara Community College Accounting. I have gained a wealth of knowledge over the years from my coworkers & it’s what has helped me to rise to my position.

Hometown: Born in California, lived in Alabama, but mainly grew up in Niagara Falls

Joined SIGMA: May 2008-August 2015, returned in March 2016

I have been working since I was 16. My first job was in retail at the TI Shop. I worked for Sutherland Global Services for 12 years & the last eight years with SIGMA, although a brief hiatus lead me to Catalyst for 6 months.

Something that I am proud of is that I implemented two financial software packages, one at SIGMA & one at Sutherland, with no errors during the transition phase. Anyone that has implemented a financial tool knows what an undertaking that can be!

I love working with numbers & always love digging into SIGMA’s data. While I may not contribute to our customer’s success, I have always thought of SIGMA & our employees as my customers and try to come up with ways to make things more efficient for them. Working for a small business is hard, but I am always up for the challenge.

Passionate About:
First & foremost is family! I also, love crime type novels, fishing is a must in the summer & golf.

Two Truths and a Lie: 

  1. I graduated in the top 5% of my class of 400 students.
  2. I almost was attacked by a shark in the Pacific Ocean.
  3. I married my high school sweetheart.