Teresa is a '72 graduate of the College of Saint Benedict earning a degree in Theatre Arts & Communications. She landed the title role in Peter Pan while at St. Ben's, and found the experience of soaring to unchartered heights to be quite helpful later in life as a business owner/entrepreneur. After college she worked in the performing arts acting, directing and designing. As a member of a children's theatre troupe, she developed the 'tough skin'' necessary for her soon-to-be new role as an entrepreneur (she toured as a singing & dancing turtle)!
After working for a Twin Cities recruiting firm, Teresa made the leap to start her own venture, an executive search firm. Founded in 1988, The Mazzitelli Group is a retained executive search firm serving client companies, organizations and institutions in senior level talent acquisition. Teresa has been recognized as a trusted adviser to CEO's, business owners, corporate boards and search committees. Teresa values the Benedictine tradition of service to others, and believes that personal strength is a prerequisite for helping others. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship serving the College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University.