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Kate Malham

Business Development Director
Finance & Accounting Chicago


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

My goal is to drive superior business outcomes for clients, consultants, and everyone in between by creating meaningful connections, fostering relationships, and advising our clients by truly understanding their business needs as well as our consultant career aspirations.


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

I think my experience in consultative sales has really fostered my passion for understanding and helping people by problem solving as well as providing support and guidance to achieve desired growth and outcomes. My consulting experience and work as an internal auditor has provided the knowledge and industry experience to really provide high-level insight and value to our clients and consultants.


How do you achieve business outcomes?

By taking the time to understand our clients and their needs, thinking creatively about possible solutions and outcomes and then placing exceptional talent. All while being adaptable, curious, driven, and supportive!


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

I have three older brothers and a very large and close extended Irish-Assyrian family, so as the youngest in a pretty lively and chaotic environment I learned early in life how to be extremely adaptable, get scrappy and creative with solutions, and relentlessly negotiate. Both cultures complimented each other by teaching me to how to balance having fun and working hard, while prioritizing exceptional work ethic, integrity and the idea that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. I think this has translated into a work-hard play-hard mentality, and the drive to continuously learn, grow and explore, while contributing value and support to those around me. I’m always striving to be better than I was yesterday!


How would your friends describe you?  

Extremely Loyal, brutally honest, intelligent, adventurous, passionate, empathetic, competitive, animal-lover, fun, and a little bit sassy!


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

I’ve traveled to over 30 countries

I was a competitive Irish dancer and equestrian

I teach yoga and bootcamp classes


What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The energy and the people. Salo is mindful about bringing entrepreneurial, motivated, curious, creative and down to earth people on board that keep the culture engaging, challenging, and fun!