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Dave Rust

Director of Finance
CFA
Internal Finance

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

In addition to the traditional finance responsibilities (monthly close and analysis, budgeting, treasury, etc.), my role is to leverage data and analytics to partner with my colleagues to evaluate options and find creative solutions.

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

The bulk of my previous work experience was in airlines, and there are a lot of parallels as far as being adaptable to change and enjoying the challenge of working in dynamic environments with smart, driven people.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I make it a point to take the time to understand issues and build trust among stakeholders, and then use logic and reason to drive consensus.

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

My parents (and grandparents) practiced and preached the values of education and hard work, as well as the importance of family, friends and a well-balanced life.

How would your friends describe you?

Loyal, calm, funny, competitive.

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

I have identical twins; I was part of a 3-time champion booyah cooking team; my family encourages me to sing more.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The energy and the entrepreneurial spirit.