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Bryan Okerlund

Business Development Coordinator
Finance & Accounting Minneapolis

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

I provide support for my team by handling the logistics and ensuring that our directors, consultants and clients are able to connect in a meaningful and efficient way.

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

My previous customer service experience has given me the tools to offer our clients and consultants the best experience while working with Salo. I understand how to delve into issues and proactively find solutions. My past roles have also taught me how to work well under pressure and use my resources to complete the task at hand.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I thrive in a team setting where I can bounce ideas off my team members in order to provide the most efficient solutions possible. I believe that even if something doesn’t work out for the best you can learn from that experience to grow both personally and professionally. Also, having a theatrical and mathematical background gives me both a logical and creative vantage point when looking at problems and deciding the best tactics for moving forward.

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

As a constantly busy child, I learned to be adaptable with any activities and projects thrown my way and to manage my time wisely in order to accomplish all my goals. Watching my parents work in the medical field taught me to work hard for what I want, not be afraid to be who I am, and strive to be the best I can be through dedication and perseverance.

How would your friends describe you?

Entertaining, laid-back, creative, adorable, jokester

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

  1. I have been snorkeling and skydiving around the Great Barrier Reef.
  2. I will always do a Saturday Night Live impression to brighten anyone’s day.
  3. When I was a newborn, my parents commissioned Dr. Seuss to write a book for me which turned out to be ‘Oh, The places you’ll go!’

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The culture. From the music to the collaborative energy, there is a special spark in the air that is infectious, and it is hard not to enjoy your day with such amazing and talented people.