Tessa Clarke is a farmer’s daughter from Yorkshire, who spent her weekends and evenings helpingher parents, bailing hay and milking cows. After graduating from Cambridge, Tessa began her professional career as a strategy consultant with BCG and then went on to spend 7 years withEMAP, breaking for 2 years to attend Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she met Saasha. At EMAP, Tessa was a divisional MD for Planet Retail, a global retail intelligence business. She then moved to become Global MD for all things digital, CRM and e-commerce at Dyson, where she stayed for 4 years. Prior to founding OLIO in early 2016, Tessa was the MD of Wonga UK, responsible of leading its turnaround.
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Saasha Celestial-One is the daughter of Iowa hippy entrepreneurs who was raised with a deep appreciation for the planet and its scarce resources. She rebelled by moving to New York City andjoining Morgan Stanley after graduating from the University of Chicago. After completing her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she met her OLIO co-founder Tessa, Saasha spent 9 years in various strategy and businesses development roles, first at McKinsey, and most recently as Vice President of International Partnerships, American Express. She could only rebel for so long however, and when on maternity leave in 2012 opened her first business in London, which she outfitted entirely from FreeCycle. It was a short skip and a hop to founding the food sharing app OLIO with Tessa in 2016.
Thank you saasha and tessa for setting a good example for our youth and making the world a better place to live in 😉