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Amy Langer recognized as 2012 “Top Women In Finance” by Finance and Commerce

Langer’s Success Reflects Salo’s Decade of Milestones in the Staffing Industry

Highlighting a five year run of industry recognition, Amy Langer, co-founder and managing partner of Salo and its brand partners NumberWorks and Oberon, was recognized tonight by Finance and Commerce as a 2012 “Top Woman in Finance.” Langer received the award at a dinner hosted by the publication.

Langer joins Denise Doll-Kiefer, Salo’s CFO, who received the award in 2009. This is the 12th year in which Finance and Commerce is honoring women who have made a significant contribution to their professions and communities in Minnesota. While many honorees come from banking and finance, others work in private business, real estate, law firms, accounting firms, non-profits and government. Salo is one of just a few staffing firms that have been honored over the years.

John Folkestad, co-founder of Salo and managing partner, said “I am so very pleased for Amy. She brings enormous passion and energy to Salo and her presence and involvement have been a huge factor in our success, year after year. Amy’s enthusiasm is contagious and we are fortunate to have her leadership,” he added.

In fact, Sálo’s story is tied in many ways to the ‘can-do’ optimistic outlook that Langer brings to every situation. Along with Folkestad, she started Salo in 2002 the midst of the last great recession—when no one thought they could. But they did, and what a success story followed. Now celebrating a decade in business with three vibrant brands and 400 employees, Salo, Oberon and NumberWorks continue to redefine the staffing business, ensuring that they remain an attractive, viable option for the best and brightest finance professionals and the clients they serve. Double-digit annual growth and dozens of awards later, Salo and its brand partners are, by every industry standard, trailblazers in the traditional world of staffing.

In her own right, Langer has been recognized widely for her professional achievements and community service—both nationally and in the Twin Cities. Starting in 2008 with her award as the National Association of Women Business Owners “Business Owner of The Year,” Langer’s success has been noted with awards from, among many other organizations, Entrepreneur Magazine (Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Business, 2008), the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (2010 Champion for Equality) and by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (Forty Under 40, 2010 and many others)

Salo celebrated its 10th anniversary at a party on October 11, 2012. Held at Aria at the Jeune Lune Theater, the event was attended by more than 700 clients, colleagues, consultants, associates, family and friends of the firm.

About Salo, Oberon, NumberWorks
Salo/Oberon/NumberWorks are leaders in driving business outcomes by leveraging talent in finance, accounting and human resources; as well as, financial executive search services. The award-winning firms are among the fastest-growing contract staffing companies in the country with offices in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago. For more information, visit