When Leadpages founder Clay Collins stepped down as chief executive earlier this year, he cited the need for a leader who could scale the company. “It’s time to have the scaling dude in the seat to take us to $100 million-plus. And that dude is John Tedesco,” he said. Colloquially expressed, but not wrong. Tedesco has worked at several fast-growing companies, including When I Work, SportsEngine (acquired by NBC last year) and Ovative/group. He joined Leadpages as COO and mentor to Collins. Now it’s his time to prove he can take one of Minneapolis’ most-successful startups and bring it into the big leagues.