Rising Stars in Technology: Tessa Pelkowski

Class of 2022

  • Category: Rising Stars in Technology
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 8
  • Undergrad degree/university: Waukesha County Technical College

Tessa Pelkowski, vice president of global professional services at Milwaukee-based Neostella, is the “go-to” for all things related to professional services, according
to colleagues. 

“Tessa fields calls and messages daily from both employees and clients, who call upon her experience and know-how for guidance and advice,” said Lisa Bevington, marketing manager at Neostella.

Neostella has grown to 125-plus employees in five countries in just over two years, and Pelkowski has had a hand in every technical hire. 

“Tessa and I have worked together in the past, and when I started Neostella, I knew she was the perfect person to lead our professional services team,” said Matt Lautz, chief executive officer and founder. “She makes a point of giving people opportunities to succeed and empowers them with the tools they need to learn, grow and thrive. She never misses a step and gives it her all every single day. She has been incredibly instrumental in our rapid growth.”

Pelkowski is also a member of Women in Tech and volunteers for a local animal rescue.

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