Meet the team.

We help people make thoughtful career decisions with life in mind.

PRESIDENT

Cory Salmela

Cory spends his day advising senior leaders on their next career move. He is happiest out on his bike, skis, or helping his two daughters rehearse their lines. He started his career as a National Team Coach for the U.S. Ski Biathlon Team, followed by a short career in pharmaceutical sales. In 2005, he founded Salmela.

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PARTNER

Megan Weizel

Megan coaches professionals in the healthcare advertising industry. A background in international corporate project management has given Megan the experience necessary to understand the needs of both teams and individuals, helping them reach their highest potential. Outside of work, she spends her time volunteering, wrangling her kids, and running on the Midwest’s best trails.  

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PARTNER

Mickey Pearson

If Mickey isn’t already your best friend, he soon will be.  He is equally adept at at discussing hiring initiatives as he is musing over the subtleties of a Twin Peaks episode. During the day, you can find Mickey on the phone with professionals in healthcare, big data, or advertising. On the side, you can find him shuttling his kids between activities, volunteering, or making kick-ass chocolate chip cookies.

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PARTNER

Kate Horvath

Kate joins Salmela after a decade of non-profit arts leadership, where she shared her passion for building community, education, inclusiveness, and arts access. Her superpower is helping professionals identify their strengths and set them on a course for greater success. Outside of work, she can be found reading Shakespeare, doing yoga, or helping the next generation of theatre stars prep for college.  

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