Help us welcome Washington STEM’s new CFO, Tarik Rahmani!
Over the past few months, Washington STEM has been conducting a rigorous search for a new Chief Financial Officer. We are thrilled to announce that we have found our new CFO in Tarik Rahmani.
Out of over 250 applicants and a very compelling set of finalists, Tarik distinguished himself for his financial acumen; leadership and management skills; deep commitment to Washington STEM’s mission; track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and ability to thrive in our results driven, entrepreneurial, and small but mighty team.
In his new role, Tarik will serve as a key organizational leader for Washington STEM through financial and strategy management, legal affairs, and grants and contract management. But that’s only the start. We’re looking forward to Tarik bringing his unique set of experiences and skills to Washington STEM to drive meaningful change for Washington students.
A bit about Tarik:
Born in the Moroccan city of Mellal just south of Casablanca, Tarik Rahmani’s professional career journey began as a middle school teacher. He taught math and technology at the Las Cruces Public Schools District, New Mexico. In July 2006, Tarik was named the Best Educator of the Year.
Tarik transitioned to finance leadership roles in the public sector, joining the City of Seattle in 2009. During his tenure he oversaw the $300 million transportation budget, the $200 million Department of Planning and Development Budget, and the $64 million Seattle Public Library operating budget. His job duties included revenue forecasting, audits, process improvement initiatives, and performance measurement. He most recently worked for the City of Bellevue, where he led budget development and business operations across the city’s technology services (including a regional nonprofit partnership), and also led diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Tarik has a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Carthage University Tunisia and a Master of Science in Economics.
Tarik officially joins Washington STEM on June 25.