david telep

Dave Telep

Managing Director, South Region, Human Resources

As HR managing director for the southern U.S., Dave Telep is focused on hiring, onboarding, training new business development directors (BDDs) and helping them build client and consultant relationships. Dave’s experience as part of Salo’s team and as an HR leader in organizations across the U.S. benefits our BDDs, clients, and consultants.

Dave joined Salo as an HR BDD in 2019. Immediately before Salo, Dave was senior vice president of HR with Element Fleet Management. He has also held a variety of HR leadership roles at GE, in areas such as GE Capital Fleet Services, GE Capital Energy Financial Services, and GE Commercial Finance.

Dave has a degree from Boston College. In addition to work, he’s on the board of The Lift Garage (which helps people move out poverty by providing low-cost car repairs), is an assistant scout master with the Boy Scouts of America, and a volunteer at Feed My Starving Children (which works to eliminate starvation worldwide).

Dave lives with his wife and four kids in the Minneapolis area. He’s an avid golfer and outdoorsman who enjoys hiking and camping. He also likes watching just about any college sport.


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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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