Veteran software exec John Tedesco joins the board of thisCLICKS


thisCLICKSJohn Tedesco has started, finished, won, lost and drawn.  This month, he continues making that entrepreneurial sausage as a director with St. Paul startup thisCLICKS.

Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2011, Tedesco has worked with Ovative/Group and most recently he became the COO and Minneapolis startup Sport Ngin.  He’s also a Minnesota Cup mentor, a MESA advisor and board member at Nouvant, a U of M software spinout.

John-Tedesco2The two met initially through Minnesota Cup and engaged through a formal ongoing mentorship with MESA — Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory.

His addition follows the appointment of a President and COO Jeff Imm, who joined in March after thisCLICKS raised $4m to accelerate the growth of key products When I Work & WageBase.

“We are super excited to have John on our board.  Having the opportunity to work with him over the past few years has been additive to our business. To have him officially integrated into the company strategy going forward is great,” thisCLICKS co founder and CEO Chad Halvorson says.

“This is a great example of the tech industry working together to get software companies on the right track,” Tedesco added, pointing to the Minnesota Cup and MESA as highly influential in their relationship.  “thisCLICKS is a great company and with a bright leader.”

Other board members include Halvorson and Tom Gieselmann of eVentures. thisCLICKS recently moved into a new headquarters at 60 Plato Boulevard, near Harriet island, to house their 21 (and counting) employees.


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