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Kathleen Storey

Business Development Coordinator
Finance & Accounting Chicago

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

I provide support to the business development team by assisting with recruiting, documentation, coordinating logistics and many things in between to help drive outcomes for our clients.

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

Prior to Salo, I worked as a sales execution team coordinator at Northwestern Mutual, where I helped financial representatives with the day-to-day responsibilities of their business. Coming to Salo was an easy transition for me. I already had a little business acumen under my belt, and I’ve truly enjoyed learning more about the industry.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I’ve always been a team-oriented person. I grew up playing sports, and I wholeheartedly believe that working together and sharing ideas and strategies in a group is the best way to get things accomplished. If you only rely on yourself, you miss out on a world of opportunities.

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

A lot of who I am as a person and an employee is attributed to my parents. My mom is a nurse practitioner, and my dad was in the Marine Corps; so qualities such as integrity, determination, team work and humility were instilled in me from a young age. I’m also the youngest of three children by 6 and 4 years so I was always determined to catch up to my siblings. I learned to go after what I want instead of waiting for it to be handed to me.

How would your friends describe you?

Bubbly, caring, loud, adventurous, driven, hard-working, and a lover of coffee, cookies, and pizza.

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

I rode in Mickey’s limousine in a parade at Disney World. I’m completely petrified of frogs. I’ve visited every continent, including Antarctica.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The people and the energy, it’s contagious.