The Virtual COO for Visionaries

On-demand Business Expertise 

I clear the way for visionaries to bring their ideas into reality. 

The administrative nightmare of running a business can quickly suck up all of your energy and momentum. Founders often find themselves behind a desk spinning their wheels, rather than growing their business and realizing the personal benefits of their efforts.

Ready to scale with a trusted right hand?

Who You Are   

You invest every ounce of yourself into your business.

Your operation is usually small, even if your revenue is large.

Your business has enormous potential, but you're working 40-80 hours a week to keep it growing with no end in sight. Each new opportunity requires another slice of time you don't have and hiring a full-time executive would be overkill and drain critical resources.

You're spending more of your time each week doing necessary tasks that don't impact your bottom line, while less and less of your time is dedicated to what you do best. 

Who I Am 

I am an experienced Chief Operations Officer with hands-on experience in a traditional c-suite environment at the helm of a $7M organization. On the other end of the spectrum, I've served as a transitionary startup CEO with a budget of less than $300K. 

I enjoy the challenge and energy around small operations and began delivering behind-the-scenes virtual management support in 2012. Since then, I've had the unique opportunity to work with some incredibly talented people.

I am passionate about small business. From young startups to lean multi-million dollar enterprises, small teams and low overhead equate to adaptability and rapid implementation...given the right attention, structure, and support.

I provide that operational edge. 

As a Virtual COO, I deliver a reliable and efficient suite of services on-demand: 

  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources 
  • Online Marketing Implementation
  • Legal Liaison & Compliance

I have competence across a variety of software platforms, including: 

Why Me?

You're worried about turning over the reigns and sacrificing results.

You're tired of hiring and training assistants or managers only to lose them in a few months. 

You have a talented team, but it takes too much of your time to coordinate their efforts.

Because, more than anything, you understand the value of a partner you can trust to take care of your business like it was their own.   


Emily has seemingly endless optimism that matches her determination to deftly accomplish any task at hand, while remaining focused on long-term goals as she accomplishes complex and demanding projects. She utilizes her keen foresight to navigate through even some of the most daunting tasks. Always available and effectively responsive, she is a natural leader. She balances her brilliance and tenacity with a gracious and professional personality, which is simply a winning and rare combination.
— Susie Wiet, M.D.
After working with Emily during the past year, I can share that she is easily in the top 5% of all people I have ever worked with during my 30 years of global business experience. Emily has an uncanny ability to anticipate problems and swiftly develop viable solutions. She is a superb project manager able to track multiple tasks down to the finest details. But beyond her expertise is solid ethical and character underpinning. I highly recommend her.
— Judy Robinett, Angel Investor & Author, How to Be a Power Connector
Emily quickly transformed our goals and financial projections into a professional budget and strategic plan with the flexibility to adapt to our actual results going forward. She approached the project with a constant eye to internal capacity, rather than dependence on outside expertise.
— Machiel Klerk, Founder & President, Jung Society of Utah
Right when I needed a lifeline, along came Emily Capito. Thanks to her extensive knowledge of nonprofits, her experience in both private and government sectors, and her innovative strategy…I am successfully fulfilling my new role. I cannot strongly emphasize enough how invaluable her hands-on training, insightful coaching, and enduring support have meant to me and my ability to excel in my new surroundings.
— Kim Barber, Executive
You definitely reinforced some of the ideas that we already had and, more importantly, you gave us some new ways to look at our business and its growth in the coming year.
— Kimberly Grob, Co-founder, Write-On Network
“We appreciated Emily’s facilitating services, thoroughness, and efficiency.
— David Fitzsimmons, Board Chair, Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake


I cut my teeth as the COO of a $7M organization with 150+ employees where I oversaw eleven profit centers, human resources, organizational development, outcomes, financial strategy, government and private contracting, and fundraising.

Whether it's a new website, a product launch, a fundraising event, or a promotional campaign, you need more than just a strong backbone for your growing business. You need a natural project manager.  

I have the unique ability to capture the bigger vision while implementing a plan that empowers your team on the smallest details.

I've led a team of three to overhaul an outdated healthcare organization to attain Joint Commission accreditation in a single year under budget.

I personally spearheaded the development of an integrated addiction primary care clinic and recognized with an invitation to a private roundtable hosted by the National Council and the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions in Chicago.

I've raised more than a million in private grants and donations for nonprofit causes.

I've served as an transitionary startup CEO to lend critical leadership support to stabilize operations and revenue. 

I've had the opportunity to work with best selling authors, world-renowned doctors, philanthropic groups, angel investors, educational institutions, industry organizations, photographers, and many other types of businesses and nonprofits.  

You are the expert in serving your customers. I am the expert in delivering an efficient, streamlined, and highly effective behind-the-scenes operation, so that you can do what you do best. 

I earned my master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah in 2007. I went on to obtain a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2011. My approach emphasizes practical and rapid project implementation while building a foundation for streamlined day-to-day operations and scalable growth.

I feel fortunate to work with passionate and diverse professionals every day to achieve extraordinary results.