In her role as a senior consultant on Tamarack’s professional services team, Theresa Eichten guides the successful implementation of client projects. But Theresa has an adventurous globe-trotting side as well. With two passports under her name (United States and United Kingdom), Theresa has supported companies around the globe with the implementation of their lease management software. A woman who loves to travel, Theresa currently has her sights on visiting nine states to finish the “visit 50 states” item on her bucket list.
What is your background in the equipment finance industry?
I’ve spent the majority of my career in equipment finance and have worked at a variety of companies. I started out working in customer service support for InfoLease in their Minneapolis office. After a couple of years, I took advantage of a yearlong assignment to transfer to the England office. During my seven years there, I grew my role to consult across Europe on InfoLease and Rapport. Then I transferred to the Australia office, consulting across Asia Pacific. When I returned to the US, I moved to New York and worked at CIT, then did some independent consulting after which I joined Capgemini. I returned to Minneapolis during the pandemic to be closer to my family and to the outdoors. Now I’m at Tamarack with some of the people I’ve known for years, even one of the guys I used to sit next to at my first equipment finance job over 20 years ago.
What do you like to do outside of work?
There are a lot of new places to explore in the Minneapolis area since I last lived here, so I’m trying to check them all out. I’m a big fan of a brewery and good food. I actually dug my bike out of my parents’ garage at the end of last year and am looking forward to getting on the trails around the lakes. I’m also loving having a vehicle so I can easily bring heavy things home from the grocery store – I hadn’t had one since 2008!
What are you passionate about?
Travel! I love exploring new places, whether it’s a new country or state or a restaurant that’s opened down the street. I’ve been able travel all over the world, both for work and for fun and will continue to do so as often as I can. I think it’s a great way we can all expand our knowledge and exposure to different cultures, people, sights and especially new foods. Also, some friends and I created goals of finding silly Giant Tourist things on trips, so someday maybe I’ll make a great coffee table book.
What are your hobbies?
I need to get back into being more creative. I really enjoy making metal jewelry and working with glass – both stained and kiln. I’m hoping to do this more now that I’m back in Minnesota as I have a bit more space.