This week we meet Tessa Wolff, Sr. Account Manager on the Talent side of our agency. Tessa says what she enjoys the most about her job is, “Everyone has to work, so being an integral part of matching candidates and hiring managers is incredibly fulfilling. There’s nothing better than finding that perfect fit where you know the candidate has found their forever company.”
Tell us about your background and what led you to start working at Horizontal.
My stepmom started a technical recruiting company when I was a little girl, so staffing has always been a huge part of my life. I started my career in staffing straight out of college at a Microsoft consulting company in Austin, TX where I worked for 4 years. From there I moved onto a semiconductor company, running their national marketing programs for their professional graphics division in San Francisco, CA. After 2.5 years with them I did what all Minnesota girls eventually do and moved home. I worked at my stepmom’s company for the past 5.5 years in Sales, before finally moving over to Horizontal in June of this year!
What industries have you focused on?
High-tech, architectural, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.
Who are your role models and mentors?
Career: My stepmom, Kathy, is such a shining example for me of hard work and success. She endured a challenging beginning to become an extremely successful person in both life and work.
Motherhood: My friend, Emily, is endlessly patient, super fun, and so incredibly present with her kiddos.
CrossFit: Katrin Davidsdottir is an absolutely, amazing athlete and person.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have two young daughters, Louise (4) and Priya (2) and a husband, Charlie (34) who keep me incredibly busy. When I’m not chasing them around, I am a Cross Fitter and try to read one book a week. I also love the occasional weekend nap and visiting every bakery in the Twin Cities.
What motivates you?
My two daughters, my drive for achievement, and to be perfectly honest, money.