VP Client Services & Talent
Tess Manderson has serious skills. A South Dakota native, Tess can drive a tractor, brew a mean Double IPA, and build long-term, collaborative relationships with our clients. As Vice President of Client Services and Talent for Gorilla Logic, Tess works closely with our clients and Gorilla teams to ensure smooth, productive engagements that drive innovation and deliver quality results. Tess also oversees a team of ace recruiters – attracting and retaining top talent that provides exceptional, consultative services.
While Tess grew up on a farm outside a small town of 200 people in South Dakota, she was always seeking broader horizons and bigger challenges. After graduating from University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, Tess moved to Atlanta, GA ready to take on the big city. There, she launched her career in technology, and became an active member of the IT community including Atlanta’s Women in Technology organization.
Once ready for another big challenge, Tess relocated to Denver, Colorado to open a western regional office for her company at the time. She soon found out about the amazing things going on at Gorilla Logic, and joined the Band with the goal of scaling Gorilla Logic’s operations, adding more than 200 Agile Gorillas to our U.S. headquarters and Costa Rica development center teams.
In her free time, Tess enjoys traveling and taking in the Colorado outdoors with her husband and English Bulldog, Buzzie.