Firm Leadership


Tessa Irkalla operates the private business management consulting firm, Irkalla Group Consulting, providing consulting and management solutions, training and coaching support as well as business technology solutions to leading global, and domestic companies in both public and private sectors. She serves as Senior Managing Director and Professional Growth Strategist with a record of performance improvement and turnaround in healthy as well as challenged companies worldwide. Tessa has worked with more than 1000 companies ranging from startup to mid-sized for-profit and not for profit corporations to consistently exceed benchmarks within a broad industry spectrum. Her leadership development and growth strategy consulting expertise spans multiple geographies with companies looking to build a bigger presence in the United States as well as US companies doing business abroad.

Tessa offers more than two decades of successful outcomes in the area of performance improvement, including turnaround and restructuring services as a consultant and executive manager. She helps global leaders achieve enduring change in their organization, their teams, and themselves by capitalizing on their holistic capabilities to strategically position organizations for maximum profitability. She designs and facilitates custom soft skills training, innovative diversity, and inclusion education workshops, and cultural competency training, to aid CEOs and investors in solving their toughest people and organizational problems.

Clients benefit from her deep expertise in cost optimization, operation improvement, and revenue growth strategy. She specializes in working with companies to improve performance, reduce costs, optimize cash flow and liquidity, and to maximize enterprise value. Developing client’s success formulas with them, she helps clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capability and maintain lasting results. Her clients appreciate her pragmatic approach towards problem-solving and her values-based method of coaching.

Tessa brings a “who needs a box?” perspective to her clients and associates by leveraging her zest for knowledge, prior coaching roles and c-suite appointments at leading companies in a range of industries including, entertainment, consumer goods, retail, business services, insurance, sports and leisure, nonprofit and internet technology. Her Evolution Business Network initiative is an innovative platform for small business to utilize and develop current technology to leverage capability and improve opportunity. Tessa’s strong desire to actively encourage the leadership and development of women and girls around the globe through the use of technology to pursue a BS in Computer Science. In the Women’s Leadership and Development Hub, she uses her abilities as an influencer to inspire, educate, motivate and effectuate change for immediate and long-term results.

 Keeping you on the path to success.