Salmela promotes Kate Horvath to Associate Managing Director

October 26, 2021

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Recruiting Firm Salmela promotes Kate Horvath to Associate Managing Director
October 2021

Salmela is excited to announce the promotion of Kate Horvath to Associate Managing Director. 

“Kate has been an invaluable addition to our team since she joined in 2017,” said Cory Salmela, Founder and President of Salmela. “Her creativity and enthusiasm for her candidate and client relationships are unparalleled and wholly unique. I’m proud of the work she’s done and thrilled she’s taking on leadership on our team.”

Kate began work with Salmela after transitioning from a decade of non-profit arts leadership. Her new role as Associate Managing Director will find her serving her clients with a growing team, including Salmela’s newest hire, Ryan Haff.

Ryan is an Emmy-award winning news producer with a strong history in the performing arts. He joins Salmela as an Associate reporting to Kate Horvath.

Kate on Ryan: “I’ve known Ryan for years as a curious, empathetic and motivated listener. I know he’ll make a phenomenal partner for our clients and candidates in this new career path."

Salmela has grown a strong reputation for its unique approach to talent identification, network building, and client relationships. Despite the challenges many clients faced in 2020, their team successfully built new client relationships in the health tech start-up space and placed a record number of candidates. 

Cory Salmela, on 2021: “The challenges of hiring are greater than we’ve seen in recent memory. Across nearly every industry, people are approaching this talent crunch with a critical eye. While we’ve seen great success solving hiring problems for our clients, we’ve also kept an eye on our own skills, investing a great deal of professional development time in DEI training, a revamped retained search capacity and technology improvements.”

For more than 15 years, Salmela has been successfully guiding talented professionals on the next step in their career and serving client’s needs with each key hire. 

Cory Salmela


Kate Horvath


Ryan Haff


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