Leslie launched her first start-up organization thirty years ago to bring a different service paradigm to the recruiting and staffing industry. Her prior company became a $20 million dollar company, won numerous awards including “First Place in Best Places to Work” and 11th place for Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.” Leslie McIntyre-Tavella is a progressive leader and entrepreneur, one comfortable collaborating and engaging with C-Suite executives in a wide range of industries. She has held leadership and membership roles in various industry groups including a board position at Dress for Success and the Chairman for the CT ASA Chapter, and has written for several periodicals and magazines.
Leslie also has a sharp sense of strategy and business acumen in managing change. She saw when it was time to execute a profitable exit strategy, something she did in 2016 with the sale of her prior firm. After spending two years traveling and writing a book (coming soon) Leslie realized that there was still a big gap in educating firms on how to recruit, acquire and keep “best in class” talent.
“Being an outsider to the staffing industry for two years, gave me different insights as to where the gaps are today in recruitment and talent optimization. At this time, with all that is going on in the world, I feel obligated to open a firm that puts “people first” to help them find new employment opportunities, and to help companies navigate the “black hole” of recruiting to secure the right talent to propel their businesses forward.”
When Leslie is not spending time innovating and addressing clients needs, she is spending time renovating homes, condos, and office buildings. She loves taking something that is shabby and rundown and repurposing it back to life. Leslie just finished her 13th renovation; a farmhouse and barn where she currently resides. Leslie loves her community of Fairfield and looks forward to continuing her work with Operation Hope and other non-profits. Leslie is a voracious reader and has read over 300 business books. When time permits, she can be found hitting the trails at Stratton Mountain where she is a black diamond skier. Leslie is a big-time lover of Goldendoodles, black coffee, anything garden related and thoroughly enjoys time with her family and close friends.