Growing up in Fort Dodge, Iowa in a family of eight taught Sally how to communicate well, be flexible and negotiate with others. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Accounting and moved to Minneapolis, where she met her husband, Kent Mainquist, while they both worked at Peat Marwick (KPMG).
Sally's career reveals a diverse blend of executive roles. While External Reporting Manager at Graco, she discovered an interest in cost accounting leading to a demanding role as a Factory Manager. Her successful track record at Graco prepared her for her next role as Vice President of Manufacturing at PUR, where she helped grow the company at a 70% annual growth rate for over four years.
After nine years in finance and nine years in operations, Sally’s passion for people and desire for a more balanced lifestyle lured her into executive staffing. Her long-term success as CEO of a local high-end interim staffing company demonstrated her ability to lead, grow and transition a successful organization. Sally’s love for matching candidates with clients and ever-present desire to give back, inspired her to co-found Veritae Group with Kris, where together they continue to make a difference in the lives of people. “We’re just helping out friends out and every now and again we get paid!”