Teresa Pedigo

Now, picture this. . .Teresa is here to cut through the finance jargon and bring you a world where handling your money feels less like a chore and more like a triumph. She’s not just a financial whiz; she’s your partner in making sure your business finances are in top-notch shape. Let’s kick off this exciting journey together with T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. because your business deserves the best!

Meet Teresa A. Pedigo, your dedicated financial ally and the powerhouse behind T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. Picture this. . .a real-life financial wizard with a passion for simplifying money matters and enhancing the practical applications of internal controls and best practices. Teresa’s not just a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business; she’s your guide to making your business thrive.

Hailing from the heart of Central Illinois as a farmer’s daughter, Teresa knows firsthand the ins and outs of hard work and the challenges of running a business. From walking soybean fields to managing farm operations at the early age of 16, she brings a down-to-earth understanding of the hurdles small businesses face.

With over three decades of experience in the financial services sector, Teresa sharpened her expertise as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), earning two prestigious merit awards. As a Director of Compliance for large banks, a mortgage company, and an auto leasing company, where she skillfully navigated complex financial and regulatory landscapes.

Teresa’s influence extends beyond conventional roles. As the former Director of Financial Services Consulting, she earned three coveted certifications and the title of Executive of the Year in Banking Compliance in 2010. Recognized as a regulatory expert, Teresa passionately shared her knowledge as an instructor for the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) for several years.

In 2014, Teresa chose to embark on the entrepreneurial path by acquiring an AdviCoach franchise. As a Business Coach, she worked with owners and entities, helping them set and achieve goals while providing the essential accountability to stay on track.  In 2016, she was recognized as being the Business Coach for the 2016 AdviCoach Client of the Year due to its financial success and impressive business transformation.  Yet, Teresa serves as more than just a Business Coach — she’s a Certified Value Builder™ and DISC Certified professional armed with the tools to not only guide but elevate your business to new heights.

Fast forward to 2019, T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. expanded its offerings to include Business Consulting Services. Teresa is excited to leverage her expertise to foster collaborative partnerships with businesses of all sizes. No cookie-cutter approaches here—just a world of possibilities tailored to meet each business’s unique needs!

Philanthropy runs deep in Teresa’s family, and she actively fundraises for causes like the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and more. She served as a Board Member for a nonprofit organization, including terms as Vice President and President, embodying her passion for increasing the awareness of mental health illnesses.

Outside the consulting world, Teresa’s all about enjoying life. She has a love for shoes, appreciates a good glass of wine, and treasures moments with friends. Add in her adorable Yorkie, Paisley (also known as “Velcro”), and you’ve got the perfect blend. In 2024, she relocated to Wimberley, Texas, to follow her heart and marry her true soul mate, Rick Smith.

If you’re a Business Owner seeking a Business Consultant who understands what it’s like to walk in your shoes and keeps things refreshingly simple, Teresa is your go-to person. Reach out, and transform your financial and business goals into a vibrant reality—TOGETHER! Let the journey to success begin with a touch of expertise, a lot of enthusiasm, and a personalized approach crafted just for you!

Now, picture this. . .Teresa is here to cut through the finance jargon and bring you a world where handling your money feels less like a chore and more like a triumph. She’s not just a financial whiz; she’s your partner in making sure your business finances are in top-notch shape. Let’s kick off this exciting journey together with T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. because your business deserves the best!

Meet Teresa A. Pedigo, your dedicated financial ally and the powerhouse behind T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. Picture this. . .a real-life financial wizard with a passion for simplifying money matters and enhancing the practical applications of internal controls and best practices. Teresa’s not just a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business; she’s your guide to making your business thrive.

Hailing from the heart of Central Illinois as a farmer’s daughter, Teresa knows firsthand the ins and outs of hard work and the challenges of running a business. From walking soybean fields to managing farm operations at the early age of 16, she brings a down-to-earth understanding of the hurdles small businesses face.

With over three decades of experience in the financial services sector, Teresa sharpened her expertise as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), earning two prestigious merit awards. As a Director of Compliance for large banks, a mortgage company, and an auto leasing company, where she skillfully navigated complex financial and regulatory landscapes.

Teresa’s influence extends beyond conventional roles. As the former Director of Financial Services Consulting, she earned three coveted certifications and the title of Executive of the Year in Banking Compliance in 2010. Recognized as a regulatory expert, Teresa passionately shared her knowledge as an instructor for the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) for several years.

In 2014, Teresa chose to embark on the entrepreneurial path by acquiring an AdviCoach franchise. As a Business Coach, she worked with owners and entities, helping them set and achieve goals while providing the essential accountability to stay on track.  In 2016, she was recognized as being the Business Coach for the 2016 AdviCoach Client of the Year due to its financial success and impressive business transformation.  Yet, Teresa serves as more than just a Business Coach — she’s a Certified Value Builder™ and DISC Certified professional armed with the tools to not only guide but elevate your business to new heights.

Fast forward to 2019, T.A. Pedigo & Associates, Inc. expanded its offerings to include Business Consulting Services. Teresa is excited to leverage her expertise to foster collaborative partnerships with businesses of all sizes. No cookie-cutter approaches here—just a world of possibilities tailored to meet each business’s unique needs!

Philanthropy runs deep in Teresa’s family, and she actively fundraises for causes like the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and more. She served as a Board Member for a nonprofit organization, including terms as Vice President and President, embodying her passion for increasing the awareness of mental health illnesses.

Outside the consulting world, Teresa’s all about enjoying life. She has a love for shoes, appreciates a good glass of wine, and treasures moments with friends. Add in her adorable Yorkie, Paisley (also known as “Velcro”), and you’ve got the perfect blend. In 2024, she relocated to Wimberley, Texas, to follow her heart and marry her true soul mate, Rick Smith.

If you’re a Business Owner seeking a Business Consultant who understands what it’s like to walk in your shoes and keeps things refreshingly simple, Teresa is your go-to person. Reach out, and transform your financial and business goals into a vibrant reality—TOGETHER! Let the journey to success begin with a touch of expertise, a lot of enthusiasm, and a personalized approach crafted just for you!

 

Who Are the Associates?

Similar to a general contractor, Teresa can subcontract or refer clients to professional businesses vetted by her. 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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