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John Bankhurst

Business Development Director
CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
Finance & Accounting Chicago

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

My role is to be a connector – to work with our clients to understand their resource needs and find a Salo consultant who has the skills and experience to drive business outcomes. I strive to be an advisor to our clients and consultants to drive growth.

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

Prior to joining Salo, I spent my entire career working in finance and accounting roles. I started by career in public accounting (proud Andersen alum) and worked in internal audit, internal controls and commercial finance roles for companies in the consumer products, distribution, technology and real estate industries. My experience developed my ability to problem solve, make decisions quickly and match the right talent to the right role, which is critical in the project consulting world.

How would your friends describe you?

Loyal, inquisitive and fun-loving.

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

I have explored over 40 counties. I love game shows and have been an audience member of The Price is Right. I won the first season of American Idol.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The fun and positive team environment that supports each person to achieve their goals, and have fun along the way!