Broadleaf has long been recognized as a premier provider of total talent and workforce management solutions. But who are the people behind the scenes that help make our success possible?
In this edition of our “In the Limelight” series, meet Sarah Mitri, Supervisor of Operations. With over six years of experience at Broadleaf, Sarah has risen through the ranks to become the head of our Client Operations team. Her upward progression within the organization has been critical when optimizing the success of our MSP programs. Sarah’s keen eye for detail and knack for solving complex problems ensures that our clients’ contingent labor needs are effectively and efficiently satisfied.
I grew up here in Buffalo, New York—a place that means so much to me. Even though I hate the snow, I’ve sworn that I’m never leaving! I graduated from the University at Buffalo with my undergraduate degree in Psychology and worked in retail for a few years before I was overcome with a desire to work in an office. I was looking for a job that would provide me with a consistent work schedule in a customer-facing role—and that’s exactly what Broadleaf offered me. I was thrilled to be joining an organization with such strong ties to the Western New York area.
Beginning at Broadleaf
Walking into my first job in a corporate environment, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It turns out that Broadleaf was a lot different than what I had anticipated. I quickly learned just how accessible that our managers and executives were. One of my favorite parts about working for the organization has always been being able to walk into the break room and strike up a conversation with Lynne Marie Finn. There aren’t many organizations with a President and CEO that’s so intent on making connections with their employees. It’s been rewarding to get to know Lynne—and other members of the executive team—on a more personal level.
My progression from a retail sales manager to a Client Operations lead has been quite the journey—one that would not have been possible without the support and guidance from so many of my colleagues at Broadleaf. To me, I’m fortunate that all the right doors opened at the right times. From top to bottom, our entire organization is passionate about their work and willing to go beyond to get the job right done. Broadleaf takes care of its clients and its employees—and that’s why I’ve been able to experience so much success in such a short amount of time. If it wasn’t for Broadleaf, I’m not sure where I would’ve fallen!
Eager about theatre
All my life, I’ve been incredibly interested in theatre and musicals. I’m not much of a singer or an actress, so in my high school days, I used to fantasize about becoming a stage manager. But I quickly realized that becoming a stage manager while staying in Buffalo would be tough, so I decided to ditch that dream. Today, I’m still able to be involved in the arts by volunteering as an usher at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. My volunteer efforts help me to give back to the community while also celebrating my love of theatre. It’s a win-win for me!
There are a bunch of little-known facts that people don’t normally know about me. For starters, I consider myself to be a huge nerd. I’m a big Star Wars fanatic and I absolutely love reading. Over the years, I’ve learned to embrace your uniqueness and be proud of what makes you, you—because there are no normal people who get remembered. Animal rescue has also been a passion of mine for many years. I’m always looking to help support dog rescues and our local SPCA. I even adopted a mutt from a local organization here in Buffalo. Her name is Khaleesi (like the character from Game of Thrones) and she’s the love of my life (next to my husband, of course!). And finally, I have a twin sister. So if you see my doppelganger walking around Buffalo, it’s probably her!
To learn more about Sarah Mitri, connect with her on LinkedIn.
Interested in reading more about our Broadleaf team? Check out our blog for more of our “In the Limelight” series features!