Tessa is the CEO, Founder and Director of IntelligenceBank Pty Ltd, a SaaS information
management company that provides niche business apps such as data rooms, board
portals, digital asset management and more.
was founded in 2009, with thousands of happy users from around the
world. Tessa recently raised an oversubscribed investment round of $2M to scale the
IntelligenceBank platform globally.
In 2013, IntelligenceBank was listed as a Deloitte Asia Fast500 winner and Tessa was
named as a finalist in the NAB Women’s Agenda Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. In
2010, IntelligenceBank was awarded Best New Business and Business of the Year by the
Melbourne 3000 business awards.
Prior to IntelligenceBank, Tessa was an Executive Team member at Hitwise, an online
media measurement firm. At Hitwise, Tessa led Marketing, Research and Sales divisions
globally. There, she grew sales 270% year on year and also managed international
business expansion and operations in Asia, the US and the UK. In 2008, Hitwise was
acquired by Experian for $280M.
Before moving to Australia in 1999, Tessa was based in New York City, where she worked
in global advertising, managing new business and multi-national clients for Ogilvy and BBDO
advertising. Tessa also worked at Univision, a Spanish Language television network in
Tessa has held board positions for a digital agency start up which successfully exited in
2007 to a larger agency group, and is a current board member of Global Reviews an online
Tessa has a BA with Honours in Political Science and Spanish from Tulane University in
New Orleans, and an MA with Honours in Latin American Studies from New York University.