In the Limelight Melissa Prosneick

In the Limelight: Melissa Prosneick

In this edition of “In the Limelight,” we’re featuring Melissa Prosneick, one of our trusted Talent Acquisition Advisors. Melissa joined the Broadleaf team in 2023, bringing 18+ years of staffing industry experience. Today, she supports one of Broadleaf’s key MSP accounts, serving as a liaison between the client and the multiple suppliers that service the program. 

Life Before Broadleaf 

I grew up in Fredonia, New York and currently live in Silver Creek, New York. I went to Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia where I studied business administration.  

I began my career as a Demand Revenue Manager with Red Wing Foods until our department was relocated to St Louis. Recruiting sort feel in my lap. I was visiting my mother at her place of employment during lunch, and the vice president of a staffing company came in for an in-person “cold call” to provide more information on their services. I ended up doing an on-the-spot interview and was hired a week later. 

I was with that company for 8 years, then started working for another staffing company where I climbed the ladder from recruiter to MSP manager over a 10-year period. 

I learned about an opportunity with Broadleaf when a former colleague reached out. At the time, I was looking to make a career move and liked the honesty and level of comfort I felt during the interview process. 

Life at Broadleaf 

As a Talent Acquisition Advisor, I support one of Broadleaf’s key MSP accounts. I am the liaison between the client and multiple suppliers that service the program. I work through billing/invoicing issues, review and distribute requests, and build relationships with the client’s hiring managers.  

In my role, there is always something that needs to be researched and fixed—and there’s always something new to learn. But it’s great having coworkers I can count on and people that I can go to for help when obstacles come up. 

Having worked on the supplier/vendor side of the business for 18 years, I understand what suppliers go through to get candidates and what’s needed to work with customers as the end users. 

During my two decades in the industry, I’ve seen a lot of changes. COVID played a major role in how the staffing industry operates. Now, a lot of businesses are finally returning to offices and moving away from remote work. Over the next decade, I think there are going to be a lot of new laws and policies passed in different states that will impact the way people work and the way we do business. 

Life Outside of Broadleaf 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. In the mornings before work, I go for a mile walk or get some playtime in with my puppy. I bartend on Saturday nights, and my husband and I try to get away for day trips on Sundays when it’s not football season. 

For me, an ideal day off from work is spending the day outside, enjoying the sun at a winery or restaurant by the lake and ending the day with a backyard bonfire with friends. 

I’m a big history buff. I’ve had the opportunity to fly in a World War II B-17 and will get to ride in an M4 Sherman Tank this summer. I’d also love to travel to Greece—it’s a bucket list trip for me.