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Ann Ruschy

Chief Operating Officer
Business Operations

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?

Our mission is truly my driver. I am passionate about both connecting people and evolving business and will do it at every opportunity. Ask my kids. They get embarrassed that I am always finding ways to connect people…soccer field, grocery store, band concerts, etc. In my role, evolving business is about how we create an environment that draws talent to Salo through our candidate and employee experience. From the first contact and throughout their interactions with the firm, we strive to exude a spirit that aligns with our values of professionalism and creating positive energy in the environments we touch.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?

I have held a variety of roles throughout my career with a common denominator of people focus. The roles I have held have weaved between Human Resources and Business Operations. I believe this provides me with a unique perspective that creates a balance between achieving business results through the alignment of people and business outcomes.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I focus on getting to a future state and continuously look for opportunities for growth both personally and professionally. I surround myself with people who embrace personal accountability rather than victim mentality.

What impact did your upbringing have on the way you approach your work and life?

As the middle of 5 children, I was the one bringing the various opinions together. When I was in high school I remember learning about the middle child syndrome. With this new knowledge, I sat down with my parents to help them understand how difficult my life was. My parents laughed and I was crushed until my dad reminded me that both of my parents are middle children. It was my first lesson in knowing your audience!

How would your friends describe you?

Passionate, driven, connected

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs be true.

I’m 100% Irish. My alarm goes off at 4:30 AM…weekdays only! I have a quirky, brain that has the uncanny ability to call out dates and appointments on my calendar.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

You guessed it…connecting people in order to evolve!