Tonya J. Long

Senior Advisor
San Jose, CA

Tonya J. Long has served more than two decades as a transformational change agent enabling workplace clarity and connection that drives economic impact. She has led teams in more than 15 countries to restructure delivery models, integrate acquired talent and technology, hire and develop executive teams, and shape new work cultures.  

Her leadership in unified communications, internet and media content delivery, and marketing technology has generated over $1.5B in documented bottom-line transformation, process, and consolidation improvements, launched more than 400 product releases into market, established greenfield operations in China and Ireland, and integrated hundreds of people and associated technologies into new companies through 20+ strategic M&A integrations.  

Tonya earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from The University of Tennessee and is certified as an executive coach by the International Coaching Federation. As a thought leader regarding the future of work, she regularly moderates panels and presents at industry events, including the Texas Conference for Women, the Watermark Conference for Women, and the San Francisco chapter of the National Black MBA Association. She is also a member of CHIEF, the private network for executive women.  

Fun Fact: Tonya’s Airstream (Bella) has a photo on social media with almost 50,000 views. When Tonya isn’t working to connect great people with compelling work, you’ll likely find her with Bella… connecting with nature and exploring the beauty just beyond our back door.

"As the veil is lifted in the workplace and teams find relevance in the character of their co-workers and leaders, we are creating a new paradigm for workplace culture.  I’m excited to be part of the thought leadership of a high-integrity platform like The Principal Post as it evolves the model for individual personal transparency, on a global scale."

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.
Brené Brown


Match & Cover

March 2021 - present

Interim executive placement firm connecting talent on demand and  enabling #thefutureofwork

Vice President, Operations & People


2018 - 2020

MarTech SaaS scale-up delivering marketing workflow, performance  analytics, and client reporting dashboards. Inc. 5000’s “Fastest Growing  Company in Silicon Valley” (#1 in 2017; #6 in 2018).

Senior Director, Product Operations

Akamai Technologies

2015 - 2018

Content delivery network, security, and cloud service provider  powers 3 trillion online interactions daily, including media delivery of the  world’s largest events (Olympics, Super Bowl, etc.).

Senior Director, Product Operations


2012 - 2015

Mission-critical  contact center, unified communications, endpoints, networking, and video  solutions – delivered in 54 countries by 14,000 employees and a broad global  network of distributors and channel partners.

Senior Director, Customer Experience and Global Business Process  Management

Aspect Software

1999 - 2012


The University of Tennessee, Martin

Bachelor of Science in Political Science (magna cum laude)

The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Master of Public Policy

Volunteer Details

San Jose Museum of Art



International Coaching Federation

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

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