Salmela Talent is a boutique search firm dedicated to building great relationships. 




About Us

Great Relationships + Great People + Great Ideas = Great Results

The concept is simple: As a search firm, we are not in the people business. We are in the relationship business. Great relationships drive great teams. Great teams produce great ideas. Great ideas lead to great results. We take care of the relationships. The work is up to you. 

Our Purpose

Salmela Talent's purpose is to improve the quality of everything we touch: people's lives, business results, and working relationships. Our purpose is supported by our four core values: Honesty, Integrity, Empathy, and Advocacy. This approach colors everything we do. 

Our Experience

Salmela Talent was established by Cory Salmela in 2005 as Med Search Network, an executive recruiting firm for advertising agencies focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical industry. Since that time we have grown our team and our business scope to serve a wide range of industries and talent. Our clients include award winning advertising agencies, rapid growing digital agencies, big data ad-tech companies, management consulting groups, consumer marketing, consumer goods manufacturers, biotech start-ups, and pharmaceutical companies. We remain focused on placing top talent in marketing and advertising agencies regardless of the clients they represent. 

Our Expertise

Salmela Talent pairs thoughtful candidate selection with swift client service. We strive to match a candidate’s individual personality with our clients’ company culture. It’s not enough to simply treat the skills and experience necessary for a role as a checklist. We prioritize building relationships and making personal connections with everyone in the process, taking the long view on career satisfaction.


“I have worked with Med Search Network [now Salmela Talent] for over 10 years and they have consistently provided me with superb candidates - many of whom I have hired. Cory and his team have a special well where they find incredible people. They provide an excellent service”