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Salo opens Chicago office to provide customized staffing solutions in finance and accounting

hr consulting minneapolisIn a move aimed at expanding its successful professional staffing franchise in the Midwest, Salo, LLC announced today that it has opened a Chicago office to help clients there build the right depth and mix of talent to achieve their complex business goals. Salo will provide staffing solutions in finance and accounting.

Founded in 2002, the firm has a track record of success in providing highly customized, strategic staffing solutions to Minneapolis/St. Paul based companies. Today, Salo is a $35 million privately held company with 250 employees in the Twin Cities market. Salo’s success can be attributed in large part to its unique approach which places a strong emphasis on identifying candidates with the right talent, experience and cultural fit for a specific client assignment.

“We take a highly personalized approach to our client relationships and their talent needs,” explained Salo Co-Founder John Folkestad. “People are not a commodity and one size does not fit all. For a company to be successful, it needs to have the right people in key positions,” he said. “Companies need a deep, broad bench of talent – we help those companies find that talent and keep costs down,” Folkestad said.

“Growing our business in the Chicago market is the next logical step for Salo,” said Mitch Ornstein, Managing Director of Salo Chicago. “There’s a natural synergy for us there, and we know we can provide the Chicago market with the right depth of finance and accounting talent. We’re excited to help Chicago companies evolve by connecting people – it’s what we do.”

Salo Chicago is located in the Loop precinct in Chicago’s vibrant downtown business district. The firm will target financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Salo Chicago currently has two business development employees and intends to aggressively grow their staff in the coming months.

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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.

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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.

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