Richard Walch

Richard Walch

Director, National Finance Sales

Richard Walch is director of national finance sales, where his passion for connecting people supports Salo’s growth into new markets. Richard’s high-energy communication style, candor, and love of the old-fashioned cold call (you read that right—love) make him a natural fit for building new connections, networks, and markets as Salo continues to grow.

Before moving into his current role, Richard worked at Salo for more than five years as a senior business development director in the Minneapolis market. He delivered best-in-class service to a wide variety of clients by aligning their needs with Salo’s national network of senior level consultants.

Richard came to Salo with nearly 15 years of public accounting and industry experience. He started his career in the audit and assurance practice at Deloitte in Minneapolis and expanded into a variety of functional finance and accounting roles, including at a large Minneapolis-based architecture firm and seven years in accounting, finance, and project management at Ameriprise Financial.

Richard serves as treasurer on the board for two nonprofit organizations: Cayo, an arts diplomacy organization that fosters global citizenship for American and Cuban musicians and the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation, which administers a large urban park in his hometown of Fridley, Minnesota. He is also on the finance committee of the Latino Economic Development Center, supporting Latino-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities.

Richard holds an accounting degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and is a CPA (inactive). He lives in Fridley with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs (Ginger, a bloodhound, and Cocoa, a basset hound). He is an avid disc golfer and voracious reader.

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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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