Yee-Ling Supik

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How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
Fostering positive and fruitful relationships with both consultants and clients, so that we can make connections between our talented consultants and the interim business needs of our clients. I want to be the go-to trusted partner for both our consultants and clients.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
My previous experiences in client service, audit, and corporate finance have prepared me well for understanding the needs and day-to-day work of the finance/accounting world. Additionally, the importance of relationship building and teamwork was always integral in each of my previous roles.

How would your friends describe you?
They would say I’m a social butterfly, extremely loyal, intuitive, dependable, adventurous, well-rounded, organized, and always down for a fun time!

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
My elementary school in Hong Kong was down the street from Jackie Chan’s office, and my class had an opportunity to meet him.

I have completed a triathlon.

I am a former spelling bee, algebra, and calculus champion.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
Undoubtedly all the people I have had the pleasure of meeting. So genuine and driven by common core principles and values – it is palpable!

David Kuhl

David Kuhl

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
Workplace dynamics have changed more in 2020 than in the past decade. This is a great time to shape the now of work and evolve Salo’s capabilities and offerings around the attraction, selection, engagement, and rewarding of top talent. With help from my new Salo colleagues, we will create a broad range of executive services, including search, to help our customers across the U.S. win in the marketplace.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
I’ve been on the consulting and operational side of HR for three decades in multiple industries and company stages of growth. I’ve had my nose bloodied a few times, but also built some cool HR programs. I learn every day and strive to “beat yesterday” in all I do.

How would your friends describe you?
Caring, silly, creative, passionate, and driven.

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
Designed the Minnesota Gopher mascot.

Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Cried during the movie “Up”.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
It’s like sitting in a rocket ship on the launch pad ready to take off!

Sheila Quinn

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How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
I get to help our clients resolve their issues by connecting them with amazing consultants. It’s rewarding and fun since I’m a natural connector.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
I’ve held numerous HR and operations roles in a variety of industries which helps me understand what our clients are facing and how talent can power an organization.

How would your friends describe you?
Funny, optimistic, courageous and energetic.

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
I was the Chief Operating Officer of a meat processing company.

I’ve run two marathons.

My favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
The culture! It’s value-driven and I love being a part of it.

Dan DeMarais

Dan DeMarais

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
My role is to be a connector in the community between companies who need great people and consultants who are looking for great work.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
I began my career in public accounting where I learned the key to success was having the right person in the right role.

How would your friends describe you?
Energetic, funny, grateful.

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
I take an annual trip to the boundary waters with my brothers and Dad, which provides a nice opportunity to unplug and unwind.

I was in an alternative rock band in high school. If you ask nicely, I might share our one recorded album with you (but probably not).

I have five siblings and despite a 14 year age gap, we all remain close.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
The opportunity to work with such fantastic people!

Kelly Garst

Sheila Quinn

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
I am energized by connecting people in a way that allows for everyone to achieve positive outcomes. It’s a win-win when consultants are doing the work they love and clients are able to drive valuable work at their organizations.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
I have held a variety of HR roles throughout my career and I understand the impact great talent can have on an organization. I also understand the constant priority juggling that HR leaders are dealing with. At Salo, I have the opportunity to help HR leaders knock a few things off of their priority list with top notch talent!

How would your friends describe you?
Supportive, energetic, outgoing and always up for a laugh (even in the hard times)!

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
I am from the St Louis area but have always been a Cubs fan (I’ve endured much trash talking throughout my life).

Watching infomercials is a guilty pleasure of mine.

When I was a child, I was on The Mickey Mouse Club.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
The values of the organization. Salo is clear on who we are and how we will work. This shows up in our people, our processes, our decision-making and so many other areas. Being surrounded by a supportive environment of people all focused on doing what’s best for our employees, consultants and clients is fantastic!

Jon Cermak

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

I am responsible for building meaningful connections and relationships with senior talent in the HR field and then helping them find impactful work that they love to do.

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

I grew up in human resources and always had a passion for talent acquisition and relationship building. I get to use these skills as a talent connection manager every day!

How would your friends describe you? 

Good listener, kind, don’t take myself too seriously, likes to have fun!

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

I was a professional curler in Europe for a short time. I received my master scuba certification on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I love low-budget horror movies from the 70s and 80s.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The amazing and talented people I get to work with every day and the mission of the organization. I strongly believe that all people desire to develop meaningful relationships with others and that is what we get to do every day at Salo.

Colleen Frankwitz

Colleen Frankwitz

 

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

In leading the Talent Connection/Talent Acquisition function, my team and I are the brand ambassadors for engaging with Salo’s talent community.  We connect with prospective talent to assess what the right partnership is for the candidate and Salo. 

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

I have been active in the talent sector for over 20 years. I have a passion for connecting and exploring possibilities with potential talent. 

How would your friends describe you? 

My friends would say that I have a good sense of humor.

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

I am an avid knitter. My first job was to check feet for warts at the local community pool. I play the accordion.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo? 

Interacting with a wide array of talented people and learning from those around me.

Allie Davis

Allie Davis

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

My role as a Talent Connection Manager is to build new relationships and bring new talent to my team and Salo. While I’m bringing in talent for current engagements, I’m more often building up our pipeline asking, “could this person be a good future consultant or client?” I love it because this forward-thinking approach allows the whole recruiting process to be very organic and less transactional.

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

I worked in business development and recruiting for boutique staffing firms prior to Salo. It gave me a great foundation and work ethic because unless you work for a large global executive search firm or top consulting firm, business doesn’t come to you. You really have to cultivate your own brand and reputation, have a ton of integrity and consistently bring the best talent to the table if you want to win business.

How would your friends describe you? 

Loyal and always trying to make them laugh. 

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

My club soccer team won the California State Cup twice. I was in a plane crash. I once ran a five-minute mile.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo? 

The people I work with. Everyone genuinely cares about the outcome and how we treat our clients and consultants and although it’s a hard industry, we do still manage to have fun.

John Flayter

John Flayter

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

Connecting talent with our clients, enabling client success and growing the Salo HR Chicago business.

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

I have been fortunate to have worked across various industries and HR disciplines both in-house for corporations and as an external consultant. My experiences allow me to listen to our clients and understand their future strategies, their path to succeed and the potential gaps or impediments they may encounter along the way.

How would your friends describe you?

Loyal, genuine, competitive and a friend to everyone. I also service as the golf swing coach to friends and family who need help on the links!

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

I was a two-sport athlete in college.

I have lived in four U.S. states.

My grandfather’s last name, before changing it, was Hacker (not good for an avid golfer)!

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo? 

The people, the culture and the potential for tremendous growth!

Kelsey Lang

Kelsey Lang

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
My role is to help our clients solve business problems by hiring the right talent and helping our candidates find meaningful, impactful and challenging careers.

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
I have over 20 years of experience in human capital and talent solutions. I’ve helped solve business problems through talent solutions in a number of corporations and with a variety of clients through executive search and recruiting agency roles. I’ve also built, transformed and led amazing teams throughout my career.

How would your friends describe you?
Funny, a good listener, very curious and not great at asking for help.

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
I was the tallest kid in my second grade class.

I can sing the alphabet backwards.

I was in the Mighty Ducks 2.

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
The passion for serving our clients, candidates and consultants, the impact we make and the Salo people!