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Teresa Failla

Chief of Staff

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Teresa Failla

Chief of Staff

Teresa joined TUFF in 2022 as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO Kevin Byrne.

Teresa holds a BS in Corporate Finance from Binghamton University and leverages her 29 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to ensure efficient execution of TUFF’s strategic business development initiatives.

As Vice President at Goldman Sachs from 2001-2014, Teresa held multiple strategic and operational roles including Head of Technology Product Services with $400M under management as well as being the Technology fiscal liaison across IT, Corporate Real Estate and Finance for multi-billion dollar headquarter construction efforts in Manhattan, New Jersey, Chicago and Tokyo.

Moving to London in 2011 to become Chief of Staff to the Managing Director of EMEA Infrastructure was a pivotal experience as the exposure to other cultures through travel sparked an entrepreneurial spirit for Teresa. In 2014, upon returning to the US, Teresa launched a real estate and hospitality venture. The inaugural project was the renovation of a 5,500 square foot/5.5 acre B&B and event business in the Asheville area of North Carolina. From 2018-2021 the Inn at Glen Alpine was recognized as the #1 property in the NC Mountains on Trip Advisor, and in 2019 named the Inn the #1 property in all of North Carolina.

Teresa has never been one to let a unique opportunity pass her by, so when the Chief of Staff role at TUFF presented itself, combining multiple passions of business and people management with real estate, Teresa packed her bags once again and moved to join the vibrant Atlanta culture.

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