Salo LLC, the leader in driving business outcomes in finance, accounting and human resources, named two new directors at its Minneapolis offices recently: Nikki Kietzer was named the new Human Resources Director and Laura Best was named Marketing Director. Both report to Chief Talent Officer, Lisa Brezonik.

“We have grown from an entrepreneurial enterprise to a trusted resource for our clients and we need to reflect our growth in our professional services,” said John Folkestad, Salo co-founder. “Nikki’s approachable style and strong interpersonal skills combined with her determination and drive, will ensure that we have the right talent internally, and the right culture to develop and retain that talent.”

“Laura’s extensive marketing experience and passion for connecting people will help strengthen both Salo’s name and our overall efforts in Minneapolis and Chicago,” said Amy Langer, Salo co-founder. “Her positive energy, diligence and ability to create experiences for clients will play a vital role in our future success.”

Kietzer, bringing 20 plus years of experience in HR, will be responsible for talent management, employee relations, organizational development and fostering an environment where employees can succeed, grow and flourish.

Kietzer previously worked in HR roles at Milestone AV Technologies and G&K Services, Inc., both in the Twin Cities area.

Tapping into her 20 years of marketing experience both at agencies and on the client side, Best will lead a team that conceives and executes marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth and brand awareness. In addition, she will help enhance Salo’s operations and team development.

Before joining Salo, Best led account and strategy teams at a variety of nationally recognized firms including mono and RBA, and held a Director of Interactive position at Ameriprise Financial.

Best also leads an organization called Passion Collective, which helps women create positive change in their lives, giving her additional insight into individuals’ desire to create happiness and their own version of success.

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