Tiffany Lentz

Managing Director - Office of Social Change Initiatives

Tiffany Lentz serves as the Global Managing Director of the Office of Social Change Initiatives (OSCI) at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy focused on software delivery. Tiffany leads the effort to amplify the socially impactful work the firm is doing by applying innovative technology that improves the quality and expands the access of health care delivery in low-resource settings.

Tiffany started her career as a program manager, and has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to her current role, she was a member of the ThoughtWorks’ North American Leadership team and lead ThoughtWorks’ New York office. She’s also managed strategic client relationships in North America, leading them to success.

As an author, Tiffany wrote the Iteration Management chapter in the ThoughtWorks Anthology. As a mentor to many young women in the IT industry, Tiffany believes in the power of saying yes to opportunities that stretch individuals. As a motivational speaker, she shares stories of her own career journey and provides guidance, motivation and support for others.

Tiffany is a truly passionate leader who cares deeply about others. She exemplifies ThoughtWorks core values of humility, integrity and transparency. She has grown rapidly as a professional by bringing out the best in everyone she works with. She has brought focus and depth to ThoughtWorks goal of social justice impact globally and been the catalyst for a broad ThoughtWorks role in providing improved healthcare to thousands of under-served citizens in third world countries. She has also played a key role in both recruiting and developing female leaders. Tiffany personally mentors young people outside of ThoughtWorks, is a volunteer leader in her church, and is a superb motivational speaker. What truly sets Tiffany apart is that she treats work as much more than a career- it is the platform where her passion for helping and growing others makes a remarkable difference - nationally and globally.

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

I was a client.  I met the ThoughtWorks team and worked closely with them for 1 year. They were the most interesting people I had met collectively to that point in my career. After the release of my current project, I decided to transition to ThoughtWorks!

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Say YES!  You don't know what you might learn (and find you ENJOY) if you say no to a project opportunity.  Be curious!  Say YES!  Keep an open mind and see what new direction your career might take. ThoughtWorks has been a very exciting and unpredictable ride for me, but I wouldn't change a thing. 

The thing I love most about my work is

The people.  ThoughtWorkers in every country on every continent are multi-faceted and fascinating people.  I really enjoy spending time with my colleagues.  They are more than colleagues, they are friends and an extension of my family. 

With ThoughtWorks, I’ve visited

At least 15 countries on 5 different continents!