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Introducing James Pierce, Salo’s new CIO

The Salo team is excited to welcome our newest leadership team member: James Pierce. As Salo’s chief information officer (CIO), James will lead Salo’s IT team and technology strategy.

With more than 30 years of business and technology leadership experience, James will help Salo use technology to fuel Salo’s growth, expansion, and the ongoing evolution of Salo’s people-focused culture.

“James has significant expertise in using technology to create interesting solutions as well as amazing experiences for customers and internal teams,” said Salo CEO Lisa Brezonik. “He’s exactly the right leader to expand and grow business technology for Salo and our clients.”

Before Salo, James spent his career at Cargill, where he was most recently the business development leader for Cargill Health Technology. His previous positions included CIO for Cargill Premix Nutrition and global infrastructure leader in IT responsible for customer service, service delivery, and business transformation.

Outside of work, involved with JDRF of Minnesota, an organization focused on finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. James is also an elected City Council member in Edina, Minnesota. Finally, James is a talented musician who enjoys singing, playing saxophone, and playing piano. In his spare time, he uses his vocal talents to record voiceovers for videos and commercials. He also loves spending time around his pellet smoker—meticulously nursing ribs, pork shoulder, or brisket. He lives in Edina, Minnesota with his wife, Stephanie, and three daughters.

About Salo
Salo is a nationwide talent firm that’s focused on building a world that works better together. When we match an expert talent in finance, accounting, and HR with an organization—we propel both forward. We call these interactions “Meaningful Experiences.” With every interaction or engagement, it’s our goal to Make it Meaningful™.

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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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