Meet Intuit’s Next Chief Technology Officer: Marianna Tessel

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Today Intuit named Marianna Tessel its new chief technology officer. Marianna is currently senior vice president and chief product development officer for Intuit’s Small Business and Self-Employed Group. She will assume the role Jan. 1, 2019 when the current CTO, Tayloe Stansbury, steps down.

“Tayloe has done so much to lead our transformation and has been a mentor and friend to me personally for the last 17 years,” said Tessel. “I believe we have a huge opportunity to make Intuit a celebrated, world-class technology organization where the best engineers want to solve meaningful problems and create amazing products. I am excited about what’s to come.”

Since joining Intuit in May 2017, Marianna has led a team of more than 1500 engineers who are responsible for building our global small business and self-employed products helping entrepreneurs and businesses grow.

“Marianna is a transformational change agent, creating an engineering culture that has accelerated innovation,” said Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit’s newly-named president and CEO. “I could not be more confident in her stewardship leading technology and engineering for Intuit”

Prior to Intuit, Marianna held senior leadership roles at a variety of technology companies including, Docker, VMWare, Ariba and General Magic.  She has also been named multiple times in The Most Powerful Women Engineers in Tech by Business Insider.

Read the full announcement here.


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  1. […] Marianna Tessel, currently senior vice president and chief product development officer for Intuit’s Small Business and Self-Employed Group, will succeed Stansbury as Intuit’s chief technology officer on Jan. 1, 2019. A former engineer and a captain in the Israeli Army, Tessel has proven leadership experience at both large companies as well as startups. She held senior engineering leadership roles at General Magic, Ariba, VMware and Docker. While at VMware and Docker she had a chance to be at the forefront of significant technology transformations, including virtualization, cloud, containerization and DevOps. […]

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