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Earlier this year, TCB surveyed our readership, asking executives and decision-makers for vendor recommendations in common business service categories. The results include businesses big and small, primed to serve companies of all sizes and budgets. Many thanks to those of you who shared your expertise.
The core of Salo’s work is “Connecting people to make a difference.” A talent agency for senior finance, accounting, and human resources professionals since 2002, Salo helps customers fill staff gaps on short- and long-term bases, and expanded its own reach to the Chicago market through a 2014 acquisition. The company continues to add singular services like its Compass program, which helps up-and-coming public accounting professionals transition into industry positions. The salaried participants rotate through various companies—public and private, large and small—to gain varied experience and a window into future career possibilities.
Second Place: CorTalent
Third Place: Robert Half International
Cresa’s foundation was clear from its start in 1993 as a tenant-only commercial real estate firm. By handling negotiations, transactions, leasing, and buildouts from the tenants’ perspective, Cresa has grown into a major real estate player in the Twin Cities. Clients appreciate its “tenant’s advantage” mantra that avoids conflicts of interest and puts their needs first. Based in Washington, D.C., with 900 employees, Cresa’s Minneapolis office has nearly 30 people providing integrated services. It has been repeatedly named a best place to work, and it seamlessly handles major projects such as representing the St. Paul Saints in development of CHS Field.
Second Place: Cushman & Wakefield
Third Place: Ackerberg Group