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Terry Dear of Stretto Voted “Best Tech Manager” in Tech in Motion Timmy Awards

October 31, 2019

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 – Tech in Motion has selected Terry Dear, vice president, software engineering at Stretto, a market-leading bankruptcy administration and fiduciary services firm, as Best Tech Manager at the 2019 annual Timmy Awards ceremony. Honored with the “Community Favorite” award, Dear beat out the competition in Orange County, California after more than 40,000 votes were tallied for the Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top management and workplaces for tech professionals in ten cities across North America.

“We’re excited to acknowledge the leaders in the community who create team culture, inspire innovation and promote individual career growth,” says Mandy Walker, director of marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion. “The Best Tech Manager winner was carefully chosen by their team, peers and company to receive a Timmy Award for exemplifying qualities that go above and beyond.”

With nearly 25 years of substantive technology experience, Terry oversees operational and development aspects of IT at Stretto, including product management, application development, and enterprise/business/data architectures. Directing a talented team of software engineers and product owners, Terry implements long and short-term enterprise strategic envisioning and execution for application product management and development, focusing on protecting personally identifiable information and regulation compliance. She serves on Stretto’s executive management team and is the program chair for the Orange County, California chapter of Women in Technology International.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized by my colleagues and peers in the 2019 Timmy Awards,” Dear comments. “My goal at Stretto is to empower my team in meeting the technology needs of the company, while promoting their professional development. I’m grateful for their support and to Tech in Motion for making this award possible.”

Throughout October, Tech in Motion is hosting Timmy Awards ceremonies across 10 tech hubs in North America to celebrate the best tech workplaces. A list of local 2019 winners and finalists is available here. Previous winners include Audible,, Venmo, TripAdvisor, SAP, Salesforce, Casper and Asana. Visit for more information on the Timmy Awards.

About Stretto

For more than 30 years, Stretto has served as a trusted administrative partner, providing consumer-bankruptcy and corporate-restructuring solutions to fiduciaries, legal professionals and their teams. The company leverages deep-industry expertise and market insights to facilitate every aspect of case management for its clients. “Stretto” is a musical term indicating when one voice picks up where another leaves off, and, as our name implies, Stretto seamlessly integrates streamlined workflows and best-in-class technology to orchestrate the administrative process and create harmony for professionals and their teams. For more information about Stretto, visit

About Tech in Motion Events & The Timmy Awards

Tech in Motion is a North American event series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project in 2011 between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, grew into an organization of over 190,000 members across 12 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.

October 31, 2019