Sal is a seasoned business leader with a broad background in corporate and strategic development, sales and operations management, and administration and information technology. He also has extensive experience in leading companies in acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, joint ventures, and complex transactions.
He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in strategic thinking, leadership, and teamwork, and an acknowledged leader in risk management and financial control. His extensive experience with legal and regulatory matters for corporate and financial enterprises was a key element in successfully reforming and setting new direction at Monster Worldwide and Symbol Technologies following fraudulent accounting practices and other misconduct at both companies, as well as at Bankers Trust Company, particularly with leveraged derivative business sales and practices.
Sal most recently served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer for Monster Worldwide where he managed multinational business interests across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and implemented a long-term strategic business transition plan to drive technological, resource and functional improvements to align with business strategy, drive innovation, challenge competition, and create new sources of revenue.
Before joining Monster, Sal held several executive positions at Symbol Technologies, first serving as non-executive chairman of the Symbol board before being named president and chief executive officer. In the aftermath of the legacy of its scandals, Sal led a sweeping transformation of the company to bring about order and disciplined profitability, encourage innovation and restore investor confidence. Successful negotiations with Motorola resulted in the sale of Symbol in a $4 billion all-cash transaction. The former Symbol operation became the core of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business. After the acquisition, Sal was appointed president of the Enterprise Mobility business and led the successful integration of the two companies.
Previously, a partner in Saguenay Capital, Sal has 30+ years of managerial experience in financial services and information technology, having served in various capacities including a chief administrative officer of CIBC World Markets and several executive positions at Bankers Trust Company.
Sal currently serves as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees for The Woodstock Foundation, chairman of Soter Technologies (formerly Digital Fly), partner at Dolphin Data Capture, and senior strategic advisor to several technology-based start-up companies.
Sal and his wife, Barbara, reside on Long Island, NY. Parents to three adult children and three young grandchildren, the family enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time together at their farm in Vermont.