James Pierce is Salo’s chief information officer (CIO). He leads Salo’s IT team and the technology strategy. He and his team ensure Salo leverages technology to support our consultants, clients, and national growth.
James has a strong combination of business and technology leadership experience. Before Salo, James had a 30-year 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 leader in IT, 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 the 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 with his wife, Stephanie, and three daughters.