Tamara Tran began her professional career in 1990 working as a mortgage loan processor for First Security Bank while attending BYU. At FSB she specialized in FHA new residential construction loans, learning the ins and outs of federal lending regulations and banking compliance.
Her work in mortgage and residential development led to a successful career as a senior commercial loan officer specializing in multimillion-dollar development lending. She worked for Richards Woodbury and pioneered its in-house pilot lending program, Wardley Financial. Along the way she decided to learn about escrow and title in order to fully understand the real estate and lending industry. She worked for Realty Title, managing in its Davis County office and serving as an escrow agent. Her lending and title experience was key preparation for her ownership of Rylex Consulting LLC.
In 2007, Tran wrote and submitted the application for the SBA 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business Program. In 2008 she created the proposal for a GSA Schedule 70 contract, which is ongoing. In 2012 Tran wrote and created a joint venture with her JV partner, which has been approved by the SBA.
Tran continues to wear multiple hats at Rylex, where she has been the proposal writer/manager, project manager, HR manager, business developer, compliance officer, the entire accounting department, and much more. Today her primary roles are as president/CFO and facility security/compliance officer. She hires skilled professionals and gives them freedom to do what they do best. Her confidence in others’ abilities allows them the flexibility to explore solutions and create the outstanding results that customers and employees expect from Rylex.
Tran believes the key to success in life is rooted in gratitude. Her commitment to leave every person and situation in better shape than she found them is echoed by the Rylex project managers and team leads and evident by their excellent examples and service to their customers and fellow employees.
Tran is active within several professional organizations and enjoys mentoring other women. She has taught kickboxing, martial arts and multiple youth fitness programs. She is a second-degree black belt in Shin-Toshi and Moo Duk Kwan.
Tran has written a book and enjoys spending time with her husband Ly and children Ryan and Alexa.