Krista Candela

Krista Candela, Chief of Staff at Star Cypress Partners, resides in La Plata, Md with her husband and three daughters. Krista excels at helping organizations run smoothly, cultivating work environments that are transparent and inclusive, and ensuring every employee knows they are a valuable member of the organization. She loves being a part of a collaborative team and thrives when her work is centered around easing other's workloads by streamlining processes or filling in the gaps where help is needed. When she is not running operations or traveling, she loves weightlifting, walking, and watching her daughters ice skate and cheer.

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Tech & Business Tools (Procurement)
Project Management
Performance Development
People & Culture
Organizational Structure
Internal Comms
Growth/Sales & Marketing
Finance & Accounting
Business Operations

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Pro Tip

Build strong relationships with everyone within your organization from junior staff to executives so you can better understand how to serve them.


I love to troubleshoot any issues someone is having to come up with the best solutions. I'm also excellent at internal communications, relationship building, and creating and improving culture within an organization.


I'm looking forward to meeting other Chief of Staffs and learning more about the role so that I can continue to grow as a COS.