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Salo makes Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies

Minneapolis based staffing company makes list for fourth year

MINNEAPOLIS – Salo LLC, the leader in driving business outcomes in finance and human resources, has made the Inc. 5000 2017 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

This is the fourth time Salo has made the list. Salo placed in the Inc. 500 in 2007, and placed in the Inc. 5000 in 2008 and 2009.

“Strategy, service, and innovation are commonalities among businesses on this list,” says Amy Langer, Salo co-founder. “We’re proud to be among businesses who are committed to evolution, employee retention and constantly striving to do better.”

“We’ve always had a passion for problem solving and an unrivaled network of top talent that sets us apart,” says John Folkestad, Salo co-founder. “Our clients are our partners and together, we will continue to grow and succeed.”

Salo earned a spot on the list due to 43 percent growth over the last three years. Over 500 people are employed between offices in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Founded in Minneapolis in 2002, Salo expanded into the Chicago market in 2011 and completed its first acquisition in 2014 after 12 years of exclusively organic growth. Salo has seen six straight years of consecutive growth since 2011 and continues to expand its presence in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul and Greater Chicago markets.

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About Salo, LLC
Salo is a staffing and consulting firm that drives business outcomes in finance, accounting and human resources by strategically placing senior-level professionals on a project or interim basis, as well as finance and accounting search services. Our award-winning firm has offices in the Greater Chicago and Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul regions. Let’s get solving.

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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.