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Welcome Mark Zesbaugh, our new board chairman

Mark-ZesbaughWe are pleased to welcome Mark Zesbaugh to Salo as our new board chair.

Zesbaugh is currently president of Entrepreneurial 180, an organization that helps entrepreneurs take their business beyond the start-up phase successfully. Previously, Zesbaugh spent 30 years in the life insurance industry, including roles as president and CEO of Security Life and CEO of Allianz Life/LifeUSA. He sits on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Zesbaugh will be the first chair of our newly formed governance board, established to help us transition from an entrepreneurial-stage organization to a new level of maturity.

“For many reasons, Mark is uniquely qualified to help Salo achieve its business goals,” said John Folkestad, our co-owner, along with Amy Langer. “In addition to his considerable industry experience, Mark has served on numerous boards—both as part of the management team and as board director—so he knows how to manage board dynamics constructively. He’s also passionate about culture and people—and that is a huge driver for us.”

“Salo’s culture is a big competitive advantage and one of the reasons I’m energized by working with Salo,” said Zesbaugh. “Their work fills a critical need in the marketplace for both companies and consultants; and that need will only increase over time as technology and flexible working options continue to disrupt business. Our job as a board will be to provide the diverse perspectives and guidance Salo needs to grow and succeed. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

We continue to finalize other board positions and will announce additional members of the board at later date.

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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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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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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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