Meet our PM/BA

The words human dynamo come to mind when describing Tana Chasakara. Such a dynamo, in fact, that her role simply can’t be contained to a single set of tasks. Not only is she our our project manager, she’s also highly regarded (and valued) as our business analyst and QA lead. It boggles the mind what this gal can do. A graduate of the University of Guelph, where she earned an honours degree in Management, Economics and Finance with distinction, Tana’s combination of intelligence, experience and skill are a core strength for our team and our product line. While she’s analyzing, problem solving, testing and organizing and, Tana can be found roaming from office to office and desk to desk, laptop in hand, generally keeping us all on task. Other than that, she loves to entertain the team with stories of her childhood in Zimbabwe and ensure that we’re all clear that Africa is a continent and not a country.


Here are some other interesting facts about our project manager/business analyst.

When did you join the thirdstream team?
September 2014.

What is your role with thirdstream?
Project manager and business analyst but I also lead QA efforts.

What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream?
I appreciate always being challenged with interesting and diverse assignments.  I like that I can grow my career in the direction that best suits my skill sets and interests.

In 1-2 sentences, what do you appreciate the most about being part of this team?
I love that the work is challenging but the people are not. We value each other’s inputs and work collaboratively to produce some very cool technology. And we have fun doing it.

Now for the fun stuff  

Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare until 18, Toronto thereafter

Grew up in which decade
The 2000’s. Is that a thing?

Biggest musical (or other) influence when you were growing up
Simon and Garfunkel

Favourite tune/band on your ipod right now
Jhene Aiko

Huge fan of
Fantasy Films/Books and Anime

You’re happiest when
I’m with my family

Favourite Beverage
Peppermint tea

Greatest inspiration
My mother (cliché but true – she is awesome)

Greatest achievement (so far)
Choosing to be happy, no matter what

our family is growing

Our team is made up of one-of-a-kind leaders, brilliant creatives, insightful strategists, genius programmers, a sky’s-the-limit sales force and a management and support team that takes care of the crazy-making details for us like loving parents.

Now it’s become even better because we’ve added two new members to the thirdstream family. You’ll learn more about them soon, but for now, we’re happy to officially welcome them to our team.

Pauline Marimo, project coordinator


Pauline has been working with Financial Institutions and Credit Unions for 8 years, which means that she brings a wealth of industry knowledge to our team. She’s also near completion of her Project Management Professional (PMP). As our project coordinator, Pauline meets every new challenge with an open mind, a smile on her face and management skills that keep us on task and our clients happy.

Tana Chasakara, business analyst


Tana is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph, where she earned an honours degree in Management, Economics and Finance with a GPA of 4.0. Not too shabby, right? She’s also worked in the financial sector for several years. Her combination of intelligence, experience and skill are already paying off for our team, our projects and our clients.