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Salo celebrates 20 years of putting people first

This October marks the 20th year Salo has been in business. Since its founding in 2002, Salo has been focused on one thing: people.

“Our team continues putting people first, every day, by valuing relationships over transactions. This is the engine driving us and it’s a beautiful thing to see.” says CEO Lisa Brezonik. “This mindset has helped us evolve to a national company, helping talent and clients across the country find meaningful work and meaningful solutions. Our growth is accelerating because of our commitment to being a People-first company and I am feeling gratitude for everyone who has contributed to Salo throughout the last 20 years.”

Imagining a different way to work

From the beginning, co-founders Amy Langer and John Folkestad wanted Salo to be a different kind of work experience.

“We wanted to create a company where people could do work that lit them up,” Amy says. “So, we knew the environment needed to be different—a place where people felt like they could actually make an impact. And we were able to do it. With values leading us, we built a truly new and different way to work.”

John recalls wanting to create a model of work that truly put people first. By thinking beyond the short-term, Salo made it a priority to value all connections, big and small, with internal employees, clients, and consultants alike.

“I love the impact that our company has on people’s lives,” John says. “Even if we’re not in a business relationship, our positive energy continues to affect others for good. Our work often involves meeting with people during really tough times—consultants going through transition, clients needing our help. Salo is driven to help people see beyond what they’re struggling with and refocus on what makes them great.”

Recognizing all the people who make Salo special

At Salo, one of the things we’re best at is finding the best talent. We’re so fortunate to have a community of people who care about lifting up others and helping them find meaningful work. It’s helped us get this far and will help take us even further.

“Connection is at the heart of everything we do,” Lisa says. “So many amazing people have worked here, in so many different capacities. Every one of them has helped us collectively create something pretty special. After 20 years, we continue to connect with people, every single day. And we can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Cheers to 20 more years of building a world that works better together! Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of our journey. We’re excited for big things ahead.

About Salo

Salo is a national talent firm focused on making work meaningful. We connect vetted experts in finance, accounting, and HR with organizations who need their expertise. We put people first in everything we do, because we believe when people are empowered and inspired, amazing things happen. Organizations get the confidence and capacity to turn possibility into progress, while our experts get careers that are fulfilling and flexible.

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Salo is now part of Korn Ferry

Salo connects senior finance, accounting, and HR professionals with organizations that need their expertise. Joining Korn Ferry’s Interim Executive & Professional practice enables us to continue our twofold, people-focused approach: connecting people with meaningful careers where they can make a positive impact and offering innovative and customized business solutions for clients looking to tackle big challenges. Together with Korn Ferry, we are committed to putting people first, to build a world that works better together.

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Explore meaningful careers

Salo specializes in connecting finance, accounting, and HR experts with meaningful work. We know that being empowered to pursue work that matters means endless career possibilities. Therefore, we find roles tailored to your interests and goals, whether you want to advance your career, mentor and lead teams, innovate and collaborate with new partners, or work with clients of all sizes across industries. Find out how we can be your career partners.

Looking for a meaningful career? Learn more here.

Solve business needs

Combining Korn Ferry’s global reach with Salo’s customized client approach means we’re able to deliver world-class service to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Because our people have functional backgrounds in finance, accounting, and HR, we have a holistic understanding of your business needs and challenges. Our pool of executive and professional talent is uniquely motivated to do the best work they can. No matter your business talent need, we are your trusted partner.

Looking for interim talent? Learn more here.