Connie Teska is principal and co-founder of Pluscios Management, a fund of hedge funds manager based in the Chicago area. Pluscios is a Greek term meaning wealth, abundance, and riches and the firm, founded in 2006, has two female founders. She has a long history in investment management, particularly in the area of alternative investments.
Our conversation returns to Connie’s Greek roots, and what growing in a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners taught her about work ethic, resilience, and respect for knowing what goes on “in the weeds”. We move to her banking career, and what inspired her to start a firm. The road to founding a firm had some challenges for the two female founders, and she reflects on how the landscape has changed for minority run firms now.