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Jon Cermak

Talent Connection Manager
Talent Connection

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

I am a Connector. I spend time in the local community making connections with HR professionals and sharing the SALO model. This helps build our pipeline of talented HR people who are ready to take on exciting consulting opportunities.

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

I have been an HR professional in the Corporate world for many years and bring expertise in many disciplines from Talent Acquisition to Benefits to Compensation. This helps build credibility with our consultants and ensures I am aligned with my HR Business Development Directors.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I work to connect with and expand my network of great people and then build strong processes to bring along our talent at whatever stage they are in their professional careers.

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

I learned early that everyone has a story and to refrain from judgement as much as possible. My parents are selfless, kind, and compassionate people and instilled in me the desire to help and serve others. This role allows me to assist others in finding new and meaningful work especially when the timing of their personal situation might be right.

How would your friends describe you?

I like a good party, I’m there when you need me, life is short and I try not to take myself too seriously, and to be a good husband and father.

What are three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs be true.

I got my Master Scuba Diving Certification on the Great Barrier Reef, I am horribly color blind (makes getting dressed in the morning interesting), I drank beers with Joe Montana and Steve Young in Mexico.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

Where to start. I am surrounded my smart, passionate people who care deeply about their clients and consultants and the Salo brand. This place is full of energy, creativity, and fun. You can see the passionate desire of our teams to fuel the success and growth of the business every single day.