Managing Director, Midwest

Mary leads the Chicago and Midwest Finance and Accounting teams of Sales Directors and Business Development Directors/Managers at Salo, a Korn Ferry Company.

Mary is a proven leader focused on building and expanding the Midwest Interim market. She is passionate about placing motivated, accomplished and innovative consultants in senior level finance and accounting interim roles; connecting the right people with the right role to help people and businesses evolve and succeed.

Prior to Salo, Mary held CFO positions at Pampered Chef and Sears Holding Corporation. She has also held senior finance/executive roles at Chrysler and Spherion Technology. Mary began her career at Andersen Consulting in their change management practice. These diverse roles gave her experience in finance, operations, change management, and information technology within the retail, multilevel marketing (MLM), and automotive industries. She has worked in high-growth, turnaround, public, private, and PE companies. 

Mary is a board member of the Chicago chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), where she is Chairperson of the CFO of the Year Event, and the Incoming President. She is also a board member and Programs Chair of ELITE; a board member and vice chair of the communications committee of International Women’s Forum (IWF) Chicago, and a member of the Advisory Council of The Executive’s Club of Chicago.

Mary lends her time to several community organizations, including the Barrington Chinese Immersion Council (board member), Barrington’s Children’s Charities, Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, Parkinson’s Foundation, Les Turner ALS Foundation and Second City Canine Rescue.

Mary has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. In her free time she enjoys CrossFit, waterskiing, and a friendly game of family basketball. She lives in North Barrington, Illinois with her husband and two boys.