In this edition of our “In the Limelight” series, meet Briggs Bruni—a Client Delivery Manager at Broadleaf. Briggs leads a team of three Talent Acquisition Advisors and manages 75+ supplier partners while overseeing two of Broadleaf’s MSP accounts. Her client-first mentality and ability to problem-solve have allowed her to thrive within her role and advance within our organization.
On the move
I was born in Chicago, IL, attended high school in Destin, FL, and college in Tampa, FL. I remained in Tampa until I joined the Broadleaf team in March of 2017 when I moved back home to Destin and the beautiful beaches of the Florida panhandle.
I received my undergraduate degree in mass communications, with a focus on advertising, and a minor in psychology from the University of South Florida—Go Bulls! While in school I had the opportunity to intern with advertising agencies and began cultivating my account management and relationship-building skills. While in Tampa, I supported the American Cancer Society (ACS) through volunteer work with my college sorority Kappa Delta.
A start in recruiting
I began my career in talent acquisition as a sales assistant and then as an account executive for a workforce solutions organization. I was responsible for procuring new business and developing and growing their current accounts. Through my relationship with ACS, I was introduced to Superior Group—now Broadleaf—as a potential supplier partner. Broadleaf was ACS’s MSP solution provider managing their contingent workforce. The organization I was working for became a supplier partner on the ACS account in 2014.
Advancing within the organization
In March of 2017, I joined Broadleaf as a Talent Acquisition Advisor (TAA) supporting a retail MSP client account and then large utility and energy MSP accounts, traveling frequently to Austin and San Antonio Texas. Having previously worked as a Broadleaf supplier, my experience provided me with the ability to understand the challenges our suppliers face and view situations from their perspectives.
In January 2020, I transitioned to being the TAA on a large consumer packaging MSP account. None of us knew what that year would bring as a result of the pandemic. Historically a program with 2 TAAs, I began managing the account by myself—while new and still learning the program. Our client was classified as a manufacturing “essential business” and actually increased its hiring in 2020. In March of 2021, Emily Congilaro became a TAA on the account and I was promoted to a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor. In March of 2022, I was again promoted to Manager, Client Delivery overseeing two Broadleaf MSP client programs, managing 75+ supplier partners, and leading a team of three TAAs.
Life at Broadleaf
If I had to describe Broadleaf in one word, it would be collaborative. I am confident I would not be able to perform my job successfully without collaboration from the entire Broadleaf team and our supplier partners. All of us working together enables us to deliver an A+ experience and keep our clients’ programs competitive in a continuously changing labor market.
What I like most about my role is that no two days are the same, the opportunity to contribute as a thought leader to our company blog, and the flexibility to work remotely. There are always new issues or situations that arise that require out-of-the-box problem-solving to make the best decision possible for all stakeholders. This is especially true in the current labor market where human resources and hiring managers are very receptive to new, innovative solutions that allow them to capitalize on and improve upon their hiring processes.
A look into the future
Organizations are fighting inflation and competition in a labor market that is fiercer than ever. Broadleaf has done a great job forming relationships with strategic partners to keep our clients informed and better able to leverage their hiring processes. Companies have historically partnered with local suppliers, but we are seeing them be more receptive to expanding their geographic supplier footprint due to the prevalence of remote recruiting and the need to procure top candidates quickly. I believe we will see more organizations taking advantage of RPO and direct sourcing solutions, too.
A love of travel
I’m a dog mom—to an eight-year-old long-haired, miniature dachshund named Milton Friedman—and am scuba diving certified. Having recently purchased two crystal bottom kayaks, I love taking them on the bay near my house. You can also find me exploring new restaurants as a self-proclaimed foodie.
I love to travel and explore new places! When I travel, I eat at the area restaurants, take in local attractions, hike, and even camp. If money or time off was no object, I would fly my entire family to Italy. My paternal grandparents were from Sicily and we all love Italian food.