Tess Fischer

Senior Client Partner

My husband and I feel most at home on our ranch—watching our two boys run alongside our dogs, cattle and the donkey, Clark.

For Tess, the chaos of a big city isn’t nearly as exciting as the clarity she finds out on the range. It’s those quiet mornings on her family ranch where she watches the sky lighten, the cattle graze and her kids and dogs roam free that lead to her most powerful business epiphanies.

A focused and far-sighted leader, Tess is a recruiting and business development specialist with 13 years of experience building and managing networks, clients, and teams. She is driven by an interest in understanding people and their organizations—and that passion, combined with a talent for precision, has solidified her career in executive search.

Her desire to connect with each and every person she meets, along with a research-driven, strategic mindset, enables Tess to pinpoint the right people for the right roles and ensure her clients see remarkable results.

Prior to joining Morgan Samuels, Tess gained recognition as a Senior Executive Recruiter at Vista Consulting Group—where she placed over 30 executives across their portfolio of companies every year—and as Vice President of Network Development at Gerson Lehrman Group, where she and her team recruited industry experts (from top physicians to Fortune 500 executives), industry employees, and academics to assist the research strategies of life science companies, global corporations, and professional service firms.

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

A true outdoorswoman, Tess calls a sunny ranch in Midland, Texas home. When she’s not racking up mileage on her Peloton bike, she spends her free time wrangling two boys, four dogs, one cat, and a herd of cattle with her husband of 13 years.