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David Telep

Business Development Director
Human Resources

David Telep

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
I make connections every day to engage consultants and help our clients solve problems. I build productive and efficient relationships by listening and matching the needs of clients and consultants.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
With over 20 years of finance and HR experience, I bring a diverse mindset and multi-faceted approach to relationships. I am a strategic leader and problem solver, who builds business partnerships through trust. By engaging and listening to employees and leaders, I strive to create a solution-oriented culture and work environment where employees connect and thrive and where business results are achieved.

How would your friends describe you?
Through some fun dialogue, I learned that my friends feel I am engaging, caring, optimistic, ethical, driven, personable, loyal, and competitive (in a fun way!). Let’s hope it’s all true…

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
I am an avid outdoors-man and enjoy canoeing and camping.

I played left field and third base for the St. Paul Saints.

My wife was a college cheerleader.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
Connecting great people to solve strategic business problems, while having a lot of fun.