Sal DiFranco

Sal DiFranco

Managing Partner

Nosal Partners LLC

Sal DiFranco is Managing Partner for Nosal Partners’ Chicago office. Mr. DiFranco leads the firm’s Clean Technology and Telecommunications Practices, and has particularly deep expertise within the professional services and advanced technology sectors. He is a key member of Nosal Partners’ Diversity, Human Resources, and Financial Services Practices, and leads the firm’s strategic initiatives within the insurance sector. Mr. DiFranco has conducted a broad range of C-level assignments, including searches for presidents, chief operating officers, chief investment officers, chief information officers, as well as Board members and sales executives.

Prior to joining Nosal Partners, Mr. DiFranco was Director of Executive Search and Director of Recruiting & Staffing at Lucent Technologies, where he directly managed recruiting for several key business units including Global Government Sales, the Federal Government and subsidiaries around the world. While at Lucent, Mr. DiFranco developed the company’s first in-house executive search program, which resulted over 30 senior-level hires. He also increased the number of director and executive level diversity hires by 30%. He began his Lucent career as Director of Worldwide Sales Recruiting, during which time Mr. DiFranco spearheaded numerous executive-level searches and built a virtual team of recruiters based throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Before joining Lucent, Mr. DiFranco founded and served as President of DiFranco & Associates - a Chicago-based full-service boutique search firm that specialized in executive sales management and technology sales for Fortune 500 companies. He began his career as a senior sales recruiter for a Chicago based boutique firm.

Mr. DiFranco holds a B.S. in Speech and Mass Communications from Illinois State University. He also holds certifications in Negotiations from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.

Mr. DiFranco is an active volunteer in the Chicago suburb where he resides. He also coaches for teams in which his children participate, such as the Little League Baseball Association and Sabre Youth Hockey

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