Executive Director of DEI
OFFICE: Des Moines, IA
As Executive Director of DEI, Sailu partners with all key stakeholders at BerganKDV to develop and implement a firmwide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. He plays a key role in defining what DEI looks like for BerganKDV and ensuring that team members across the firm have the resources and support to cultivate an equitable work environment.
Sailu brings over 20 years of leadership to the firm which includes leading DEI initiatives for a large retail organization in his previous role. What he is most passionate about in his career is the opportunity to collaborate with others and make an impact on team members and clients alike.
Sailu earned his bachelor’s degree in African American World Studies from the University of Iowa. He currently serves on the Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Council. When he’s not leading DEI efforts at the firm, Sailu can be found with family, golfing, boating, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.