Bio – Tessa Plen

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TESSA HAS DOUBLED OPERATING PROFIT IN 2 GLOBAL ROLES AND DELIVERS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED PROFIT RESULTS TO BUSINESSES

  • At Colgate Palmolive she twice doubled dollar operating profit within a 2 year period 
  •  Clients have enjoyed up to 60% sales growth within a year of implementing a Total Potential Plan
  • Project returns are greater than 10-40x the project investment

Tessa is a brand and business growth strategist and consultant. She also trains in marketing and sales and coaches in personal impact and executive development.She is commercially savvy with a 20 year global career and proven results in Australia, London, Paris, Israel and South Africa.

In the last 10 years, Tessa has been consulting in branding and marketing growth and expansion planning, across a broad range of industries. Among others, these include Financial Services, Export, FMCG Food: Sanitarium, Arnotts, Brita, and Telco: Orange 3G, Fashion: Jets Swimwear, Cosmetics and many other smaller owner operated businesses.

Prior to arriving in Australia, Tessa worked 10 years in multinational blue chip companies:

Colgate Palmolive– starting in South Africa, then to France, then the UK-her roles included:

  • Associate Director of Marketing Innovation,
  • Export Marketing & Business Development Manager, for Israel, Cyprus, Malta- Paris, France
  • Research Manager– South Africa
  • Marketing Manager/Senior Product Manager- South Africa

Unilever- Elida Pond’s – Assistant Brand Manager

Tess Intl– Entrepreneur, designer of luxury swimwear

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. B.Comm cum laude majoring in Marketing and Organisational Psychology (Wits, S. Africa)
  2. Certificate IV in TAE – Training and Assessment
  3. Certificate IV in Front Line Management

STAND OUT SKILLS

  • Marketing & Strategic Planning: over 20 years in commercial posititions, Teaches at Univeristy of Sydney and UTS
  • Innovative Problem Solving: gets quickly to the nub of complex issues, crystallises and simplifies what needs doing
  • Building Structure out of ‘Chaos’
  • Executive Coaching and Training