BerganKDV is thrilled to announce the hiring of Sailu Timbo, a new leader who will serve as Executive Director of DEI. Timbo joins the firm from a large Midwest retail company, where he served in various leadership seats for over 20 years, including leading the organization’s DEI efforts.
In his new role, Timbo will advise and partner with BerganKDV’s executive leadership and key stakeholders to develop and implement a firmwide diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. He will be a key figure in establishing and maintaining an equitable work environment and ensuring teammates across the firm have the resources and support needed to fulfill that goal. Timbo will be based out of the firm’s Des Moines office.
“We are excited to have Sailu join the firm and help us further establish DEI as a key part of BerganKDV’s culture,” said Dave Hinnenkamp, CEO of BerganKDV. “Sailu’s hiring marks a key milestone in accomplishing our Vision 2030 initiative and I know our firm will benefit from his expertise and partnership. As our firm grows, we understand that DEI is at the forefront of ensuring our success for both teams and clients.”
“Creating a culture that is diverse and inclusive is an ongoing effort that will take time to achieve, but we are committed whole-heartedly,” said Britt Von Roden, Executive Director of People First at BerganKDV. “Sailu’s role is an immense step in the right direction for BerganKDV. I look forward to partnering with Sailu and seeing the positive impact he will have on our firm and our future.”
Timbo earned his bachelor’s degree in African American World Studies from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of his community and currently serves on the Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Council.