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Scott Wallace

Managing Director
CMA
Solutions

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

My primary focus is connecting our consultants with our clients to solve their most pressing issues and problems.

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

Over the 33 years of my career I have been privileged to work at nearly all levels within finance and accounting either as an employee or a consultant. This experience has provided me the context to understand and empathize with my clients as they deal with key issues and problems and to identify the consultant who can best help and fits with their organization. It also helps me to connect at a very tactical level with the consultants I represent which builds trust and confidence on both sides of the relationship.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I achieve business outcomes by using my experience to see and understand the big picture of an issue or problem while at the same time looking at it from a tactical or “root cause” perspective and then driving to meet expectations.

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

From an early age I remember being given responsibilities that allowed me to make decisions but at the same time being held accountable for the actions I took and consequences that resulted. In my work and personal life I have always sought out roles with challenging responsibilities and clear accountabilities which has allowed me to grow as a professional and a person.

How would your friends describe you?

Trustworthy, dependable and friendly

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

I am artistic and had planned on being an artist until I realized artists generally don’t make much money. I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Thailand during the last year of the Vietnam War. I won $10,000 at one of the last Minnesota North Star games played in Minnesota, and yes, we went to Disney World.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The energy of the team and the fun we have with each other, our consultants and our clients.