In this edition of our “In the LimeLight” series, meet Brian Seleyo—a Director of Client Delivery. Brian is a valued member of our team whose background as a lawyer has proven to be very beneficial when it comes to problem-solving and strategy development. In fact, his interest in total talent management projects is what brought him to Broadleaf and has helped him find success.
A background in law
I grew up in Aston, Pennsylvania about 20 minutes south of Philadelphia, and only ten minutes from Delaware and New Jersey. I currently reside one town over in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. I attended Saint Joseph’s University where I studied Political Science. After graduating, I attended Widener University School of Law. I successfully passed the PA bar exam and practiced law for nine years before starting my recruiting career. My legal background has proven to be immensely useful as I assist my clients to navigate through contract and employment issues.
As a recruiter, I have filled a variety of roles over the years, including those in the engineering, accounting, clinical, and manufacturing industries. I eventually shifted my career path towards more of a leadership role—managing recruiters, account managers, and business development. I love to identify new talent, help them develop their skills, and act as a mentor in the industry.
Initial attraction to Broadleaf
Over the past seven years, I have become extremely interested in Total Talent Management (TTM) solutions, particularly in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) programs, and Employer of Record/Payrolling (EOR). That is what attracted me to Broadleaf—as an industry leader in MSP and RPO, I could not imagine working for any other company.
Joining Broadleaf was a challenging decision for me. I built strong relationships with my clients and coworkers in my last role. However, Broadleaf impressed me right from the start. As I went through the interview process, I met with multiple leaders in the organization, and their industry expertise, professionalism, and unique personalities were undeniable. Now that I am a Broadleaf team member, I am so thankful to work with the genuine talent that I do.
I started at Broadleaf in May 2022 as a Director of Client Delivery. My role is to lead the design, implementation, and performance of MSP and RPO programs. I have been truly fortunate to work with some amazing program managers and recruiters. Together, we deliver highly efficient direct hire and contingent labor programs for our clients. I am aware that the work my team does is no small feat. Therefore, I try to support them by developing strategies, and best practices, and by navigating the challenging issues that arise.
Staying motivated in the industry
What I like most about working for Broadleaf is the opportunity to solve client problems. Even going back to my days as an attorney, it always boiled down to solving problems. Additionally, finding quality talent is so challenging right now. I get the opportunity every day to be creative and use my experience to develop solutions that bring in high-quality talent. I learned that often, a company’s success depends on its ability to attract talent. If an organization can not fill its open positions, it can severely limit or shut down its critical business operations. I am also motivated by knowing that I am helping people enhance their career paths. Knowing that I have impacted candidates’ lives by helping them find their next career opportunity is very rewarding.
Life outside of work
My mornings begin with a big cup of coffee and ESPN. I love all sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers. I also umpire baseball, which fills most of my weekends. If I am not umpiring, I’m typically out on my boat with my family and friends, enjoying the water and all that it has to offer. Something that most people do not know about me is that I am a dedicated Parrothead—I have been to 28 Jimmy Buffett concerts and love his music. I am thankful to have a wonderful domestic partner, MJ, my son Brendan—who is also a recruiter—and two stepchildren. I am very blessed!
To learn more about Brian, visit his LinkedIn page here.