Tessa Wiegand Joins Summit Park LEAD Program
Summit Park is pleased to announce Tessa Wiegand has joined Curion as Chief of Staff through its Leadership Excellence and Development (“LEAD”) Program. Summit Park’s LEAD Program develops talented, operationally-focused executives for leadership positions within the Firm’s portfolio. LEAD members report directly to the portfolio company’s CEO and make a direct impact on the company’s growth trajectory and profitability through the implementation and execution of growth and operational efficiency initiatives.
Prior to joining the LEAD Program, Tessa was a Group Chief Executive Officer for the Midwest Region at Orion Services Group, and was most recently an Operating Executive at Medusind. In these roles, Tessa was responsible for implementing strategy, overhaul of financial processes, and leading growth initiatives. Tessa received her BA from Harvard University and her MBA from Stanford University.
Maddy Hopsicker, Operating Partner at Summit Park, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Tessa into the LEAD Program. Tessa has an impressive background and her experience in driving strategy will be extremely valuable for Curion as they enter into their next chapter of growth. We are confident she will make an immediate impact and are excited to have her join us.”
Curion is a leading data-driven market research company with comprehensive solutions to deliver product and consumer insights. At Curion, Tessa will work closely with the company’s executive team to improve operational efficiency, develop growth initiatives, and support M&A. Alongside CEO Steve Jungmann, Tessa will play an important role in developing and executing Curion’s strategic plans.
About the LEAD Program
The Leadership Excellence and Development Program (“LEAD”) was started in 2017 to develop talented, operationally-focused executives for leadership positions in the Summit Park portfolio. LEAD executives assume a meaningful and mission critical leadership role as the Chief of Staff in one of the firm’s portfolio companies. Success in the role can lead to a C-level position within the portfolio over an accelerated timeline. LEAD members are not employees of Summit Park. For more information, visit https://www.summitparkllc.com/team/lead-program/
About Summit Park
Summit Park is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based private investment firm focused exclusively on the lower middle market. The firm invests across a range of industries, including services, consumer, and industrial growth. The Firm has made over 40 investments in the lower middle market totaling more than $2 billion in total enterprise value. The firm’s capital can be used to facilitate a change in ownership, to support expansion and growth, to provide partial liquidity to existing owners, or to support an industry consolidation plan. For more information, visit www.summitparkllc.com.
Curion is a leading data-driven platform specializing in performing full-service consumer qualitative and quantitative insights research for brands. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the Company also operates state-of-the-art testing facilities in San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Old Bridge, NJ and Dallas, TX. With over 30 years of experience, Curion provides quantitative, qualitative, and sensory insights on products and consumers for some of the world’s top brands. Curion’s full-service offering and custom solutions help curate comprehensive product and consumer narratives to drive innovation, mitigate risks, and increases product success. To learn more, visit www.curioninsights.com.
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