New Managing Director and Senior Principal to grow Chicago business

CHICAGO – Salo LLC, the leader in driving business outcomes in finance, accounting and human resources, recently named Mary Cook as Managing Director and Seema Malveaux as Senior Principal, Solutions. Both will be located in the Chicago office.

Cook will be responsible for leading business growth, with a focus on attracting exceptional talent and driving sales performance. Cook brings 23 years of finance, operations, change management and IT experience to the role. Before joining Salo, she served as CFO at Pampered Chef and CFO of Footwear & Home, Sears Holding Corporation.

“Mary’s successful background in finance, leadership and relationship building will help our clients reach their business goals,” says Amy Langer, Salo co-founder. “She’s the perfect person to drive the success of the Salo Chicago team.”

Malveaux joins Salo with over 20 years of experience in business consulting. In her new role, she will manage client and consultant relationships to foster organic and external growth.

Prior to joining Salo, Malveaux was Director at Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, where she advised clients on supply chain management, procurement, sourcing and process strategies.

“Seema’s high energy and fast pace aligns exactly with our efforts to positively impact our community of consultants and clients.  Seema’s skills will foster continued growth in Chicago as we seek to build partnerships with area businesses,” says John Folkestad, Salo co-founder.

Cook graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA in Business and Finance. Malveaux graduated from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business with an MBA in Marketing.

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About Salo, LLC

Salo is a staffing and consulting firm that drives business outcomes in finance, accounting and human resources by strategically placing senior-level professionals on a project or interim basis, as well as finance and accounting search services. Our award-winning firm has offices in the Greater Chicago and Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul regions. Let’s get solving.


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