Jessica Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt

Managing Director, Salo Compass® Program

Jessica Schmidt is managing director of Salo Compass, a rotational program designed to help public accounting professionals transition to industry. Since joining Salo in 2018, Jess has been instrumental in growing Compass to its current vibrancy. An active CPA, Jess has deep knowledge about the professional challenges in her field and is driven to help others propel their careers forward while expanding the Salo Compass program nationally.

Jess began her career at Deloitte, where she managed both public and privately held clients in a wide range of industries and was involved in recruiting and career development. She also was accepted into Deloitte’s National Office Management Development Program, where she developed national course training materials.

Following Deloitte, Jess joined U.S. Bancorp Corporate Audit Services, where she led talent management processes and supported bank-wide DEI, training, campus recruitment and leadership efforts.

Jess has a B.A. in accounting and business administration from the University of Jamestown. She and her husband live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where they enjoy cheering on their two boys in a variety of sports and activities.

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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.

Looking for a meaningful career? Learn more here.

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.

Looking for interim talent? Learn more here.