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Tess Fischer is a Principal with Morgan Samuels and is responsible for both executing and securing executive search assignments.

Tess is a recruiting and business development specialist with 13 years experience building and managing networks, clients and teams. She is driven by an interest in people, organizations and the desire to make connections and build long-term relationships.

Prior to joining Morgan Samuels, Tess was a Senior Executive Recruiter at Vista Consulting Group, the operating and consulting arm for Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on software and technology investments. In this role she placed an average of 30+ executives per year across Vista’s portfolio of companies with an emphasis on getting the right person in the right role in an efficient, timely manner.

Previous to Vista, Tess was Vice President of Network Development at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s largest platform for connecting business to expertise for smarter, faster decisions. Tess and her team recruited industry experts to assist the research strategies of life science companies, global corporations and professional service firms. Experts included top physicians, Fortune 500 executives, industry employees and academics.

Tess graduated from Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, with a BS in Human and Organizational Development and concentrations in Health and Human Services and Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.