With experience in industries ranging from aerospace to technical services, Tangata's leadership team is comprised of individuals bringing decades of success across a wide variety of disciplines. Their broad areas of expertise include strategy, change management, operational excellence, data analytics, workforce management, program management, and people and culture.

Meet the Leadership Team

Christina Rothenberger
Founder & Executive Director
Christina is the founder and managing director of Tangata, LLC. She leads the firm, drawing on nearly two decades of global experience with Fortune 100 companies. Christina also has significant experience with private and family-owned companies, and excels in transformation and turn-around situations. She is a speaker and author of Human, Not Resources, a practical guide for business leaders and people practitioners seeking to deliver sustainable business outcomes by putting their people first.
Daryn Rothenberger
Operations Practice Lead

Daryn is the Operations and Manufacturing Practice Lead of Tangata, LLC. He brings extensive hands-on experience in manufacturing methods, business operations, safety practices, quality management, process development and team leadership. He has driven success in many manufacturing industries including aerospace, defense and power generation. With broad knowledge of regulated industries and industrial certification requirements, Daryn helps organizations create a culture of quality.

Kaitlin Topolski
Technology Enablement Practice Lead

Kaitlin is the Technology Enablement Practice Lead of Tangata, LLC. She has a demonstrated history of working with a variety of technology solutions, including the selection and implementation of solutions with global reach and impact to dispersed workforces. She has a deep history of working in the human resources field and her talents and skills cross into analytics, process improvement, and user experience. She has broad systems experience including HCMs, workforce management and learning management platforms, among others. Kaitlin focuses on fostering collaboration and communication across different departments, discovering innovative ways to keep pace with stakeholder expectations, and revamping day-to-day work processes by utilizing technologies to support new processes.