Teresa Pedigo

Teresa A. Pedigo is the Owner & Founder of T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc.  She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.   She spent 20+ years in the financial services industry as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Director of Compliance for three large banks, a mortgage company and an auto leasing company; and as a Director of Financial Services in a large consulting firm. She received two merit awards at the OCC; earned three certifications while working for the consulting firm; and was named Executive of the Year in Banking Compliance in 2010. Teresa also served as a lead instructor for the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), where bankers attend to obtain a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer’s (CCBCO) certification.

Teresa decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion of becoming an entrepreneur by purchasing an AdviCoach franchise in 2015 to be owned by T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc.  Teresa works with business owners to help them set goals, create action plans to reach those goals, and provides accountability to keep the owner on track to meet their goals. In 2016, she was recognized as being the Business Coach for the 2016 AdviCoach Client of the Year.  

In 2019, T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. made the decision to expand its service offerings to include Business Consulting services.  This expansion provided Teresa with the opportunity to work with more businesses of all sizes in a variety of options.

Teresa is a Certified Value Builder and is DISC Certified.

Teresa was raised as a farmer’s daughter in Central Illinois, where the dirt is black. This is where her entrepreneurial roots first started to grow. Like most farm kids, her first job was walking beans—soybeans, not green beans. It taught her the importance of hard work to get what you want, along with the importance of managing wages earned.  If you want to become a master of cash flow, become a farmer. In addition, Teresa learned the criticality of attention to detail, pride, and integrity, which should be the heart of any business. At the age of 16, she began working for farmer as an Office Manager for his grain, hog, trucking, and corn dryer supply/repair operations. This included doing payroll (by hand) and completing quarterly sales tax reports, while dispatching semis and selling dryer parts.  Teresa remains incredibly grateful to both her father, John C. Pedigo, and this farmer for what she learned early in life which prepared her for her future business career.

Philanthropy has always been a consistent component in Teresa’s family.  A wise friend of hers always says, “You are not living if you are not giving.”  Teresa is active in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and American Heart Association. For the past three years, Teresa has served as a Board Member for Call For Help, Inc. and was elected Vice President for 2020-2022. She is a member of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, SALT Networking, and People In Business (PIB). Outside of her career, Teresa’s passions include shoes, wine, fitness and her Yorkie, Paisley.

Who Are the Associates?

Similar to a general contractor, Teresa can subcontract or refer clients to professional businesses vetted by Teresa. These include CPAs, Commercial Bankers, Attorneys, Financial Advisors, and Marketing Firms. Years of building professional relationships and networking have allowed her to build a team of Associates that spans all areas of business management.

Teresa A. Pedigo is the Owner & Founder of T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc.  She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.   She spent 20+ years in the financial services industry as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Director of Compliance for three large banks, a mortgage company and an auto leasing company; and as a Director of Financial Services in a large consulting firm. She received two merit awards at the OCC; earned three certifications while working for the consulting firm; and was named Executive of the Year in Banking Compliance in 2010. Teresa also served as a lead instructor for the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), where bankers attend to obtain a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer’s (CCBCO) certification.

Teresa decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion of becoming an entrepreneur by purchasing an AdviCoach franchise in 2015 to be owned by T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc.  Teresa works with Business Owners and Entities to help them set goals, create action plans to reach those goals, and provides accountability to keep the owner on track to meet their goals. In 2016, she was recognized as being the Business Coach for the 2016 AdviCoach Client of the Year.  

In 2019, T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. made the decision to expand its service offerings to include Business Consulting services.  This expansion provided Teresa with the opportunity to work with more businesses of all sizes in a variety of options.

Teresa is a Certified Value Builder™ and is DISC Certified.

Teresa was raised as a farmer’s daughter in Central Illinois, where the dirt is black. This is where her entrepreneurial roots first started to grow. Like most farm kids, her first job was walking beans—soybeans, not green beans. It taught her the importance of hard work to get what you want, along with the importance of managing wages earned.  If you want to become a master of cash flow, become a farmer. In addition, Teresa learned the criticality of attention to detail, pride, and integrity, which should be the heart of any business. At the age of 16, she began working for farmer as an Office Manager for his grain, hog, trucking, and corn dryer supply/repair operations. This included doing payroll (by hand) and completing quarterly sales tax reports, while dispatching semis and selling dryer parts.  Teresa remains incredibly grateful to both her father, John C. Pedigo, and this farmer for what she learned early in life which prepared her for her future business career.

Philanthropy has always been a consistent component in Teresa’s family.  A wise friend of hers always says, “You are not living if you are not giving.”  Teresa is active in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and American Heart Association. For the past three years, Teresa has served as a Board Member for Call For Help, Inc. and was elected Vice President for 2020-2022. She is a member of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce, SALT Networking, and People In Business (PIB). Outside of her career, Teresa’s passions include shoes, wine, fitness and her Yorkie, Paisley.

Who Are the Associates?

Similar to a general contractor, Teresa can subcontract or refer clients to professional businesses vetted by Teresa. These include CPAs, Commercial Bankers, Attorneys, Financial Advisors, and Marketing Firms. Years of building professional relationships and networking have allowed her to build a team of Associates that spans all areas of business management.

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  • Office 618-726-7470
  • teresa@tapedigo.com
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