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Jeff Donnay

General Manager, Minneapolis Sales

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

Put simply, my purpose is to be a connector. I have a passion for networking and bringing people together to achieve a common goal.

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

I was fortunate to discover early in my career that working within an entrepreneurial organization suits my personality well. This was crystalized during my time with Corporate Interns where I gained on the fly experience within the recruiting industry and has become even more evident during my time with Salo. My position at Thomson Reuters provided knowledge about the interworkings and challenges of a fast paced, publicly traded company. The common thread through all of my experiences is developing long lasting relationships and being a connector in our community.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I achieve business outcomes first and foremost by listening. I strive to learn as much as possible about the outcomes a client or consultant is looking to achieve. Learning about their past experiences, current challenges and vision for the future provides valuable perspective on how to best achieve desired business outcomes.

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

My upbringing had a tremendous influence on my approach to work and life. At a young age my parent’s instilled the values of hard work, integrity, honesty, humility and respecting all others.

How would your friends describe you?

Loyal, fun loving, hard working and always willing to help out

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

I have three daughters, including twins. In high school, I was a regional bocce ball champion.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The people. I have the pleasure of working alongside amazingly talented people committed to continuously providing world class experiences for both our clients and consultants. Since my first day I have not stopped learning because of the people that work at Salo.