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Candidates we serve.

We frequently place our candidates in the following industry titles:

C-Suite Leadership

We help companies find top-level executives and leaders who can drive growth and success.


Our team specializes in finding the most innovative and creative talent in the industry, from copywriters and designers to creative directors.

Digital & Innovation Strategy

We connect companies with digital and innovation strategists who can help them stay ahead of the curve


Our recruiters specialize in placing top-tier talent in public relations roles across a variety of industries.

Product Development & Management

We help companies find the best product development and management professionals to drive growth and success.


Our team specializes in placing account management professionals in a variety of industries and roles.

Brand Strategy

We help companies find the most talented and creative brand strategists to build and grow their brands.

Production & Project Management

We connect companies with top-tier production and project management professionals to ensure successful project completion.


Our recruiters specialize in placing top-tier talent in programmatic advertising roles across a variety of industries.


We place top-tier talent in directorship role across a variety of industries, helping companies enabling them to drive growth.


Take The Next Step With Salmela

We believe that great talent deserves great opportunities, and we’re here to help you find them. As a Salmela candidate, you’ll have access to our extensive network of innovative and dynamic companies in healthcare, life sciences, wellness, and digital health.

What we provide

Industries We Serve.

Healthcare Advertising & PR

Innovation in biopharmaceuticals is fueling significant growth in the agency space. The new product launch environment has never been more active. This puts significant pressure on the talent pool. We have been recruiting for fast growth agencies for over 15 years. We have fueled many of the fast-growth start-ups who are now top agencies.

Life Sciences, Digital Health & Healthcare Marketing

With the rapid evolution of marketing and communications, healthcare organizations of all sizes and stripes are looking to upgrade their marketing teams with talent that understands these major shifts.

Private Equity & Venture Capital

PE/VC firms quickly need to staff leadership and functional leads to get the business outcomes desired. Our robust and responsive approach sets portfolio companies on the right path in 3 to 8 weeks.

Commercial Strategy and Sales

Without an effective commercial and sales strategy organizations will not achieve their milestones. We connect your company to the top commercial leaders and salespeople who can drive commercial success.

We also serve clients in the following industries:

Performance Media

Purpose and Real Estate



Medical Device

Technology Marketing & Communications

Consumer Advertising

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Ciera is a born-and-raised Duluthian who recently graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. When she isn’t designing the Salmela website or sending emails, she doubles as an actress! With over 15 years of acting experience, Ciera brings her creative artistry and understanding of people to her work at Salmela.

Madison is a marketing maven with a mastery of magnificent messaging. She brightens every room with her positive attitude and joins Salmela to explore the digital corners on every search. If you’re having a first conversation with one of us, Madison is probably the reason why!

Ryan is an Emmy-award winning news producer with a strong history in the performing arts. Funny and outgoing, he’ll meet you with a journalist’s curiosity and actor’s joie de vivre.

Meghan brings her previous advertising agency experience to Salmela. She is a natural-born conversationalist and delights in every interaction with candidates and clients alike. Meghan can find something in common or a shared interest with just about anyone. (No really, it’s AMAZING.) She is also a foodie, loves cooking, and is always looking for the next opportunity to try an adventurous recipe.

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. After work, she can be found reading Shakespeare, doing yoga, or prepping the next generation of theatre stars for college.

Cory spends his day advising senior leaders on talent acquisition strategy. He is happiest on his bike, skis, or helping his daughters rehearse lines. He began his career as a National Team Coach for the U.S. Ski Biathlon Team, followed by experience in pharma sales. In 2005, he founded Salmela. Today, Salmela places leaders across the healthcare industry. Salmela is the go-to vendor across marcomm disciplines in healthcare and beyond.

Chief Financial Officer, Olympian, and Health Coach, what can’t she do? When Kara is not managing the Salmela Financials, she spends her days educating and supporting people as a health coach. If that wasn’t cool enough, she also competed as an American biathlete at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Megan focuses on individual career wellness and team development for the healthcare advertising industry. As a natural networker, and with a career background in health/wellness and international corporate project management, Megan has the experience necessary to understand your needs. She enjoys being outside with her family, volunteering in the community, trail running and practicing yoga.

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