Our Team

Joely Leidner

Managing Partner

Joely Leidner is the managing partner of VLPlus. With more than twenty-five years of experience within the recruiting and staffing industry, Joely is SHRM-CP certified and has developed working relationships with many of the largest employers in the tri-state area. Prior to starting VLPlus, Joely held senior level positions with Epic Staffing and PROmed Personnel Services. Earlier in her career, after receiving a degree in economics from SUNY at Buffalo, she worked within the financial sector. 


Since 2008, Joely has been a certified professional life coach. She has worked with people from all walks of life, guiding and helping them to focus on and attain their goals. This training and knowledge aids in her role at VLPlus and allows her to assist clients with shaping their career paths. 


When she is not fostering career growth or empowering others through coaching, Joely enjoys meeting new people, travel, and spending time with her family.

Michael Fajardo

Director of Operations

Michael Fajardo is the Director of Operations of VLPlus.  Michael served as the former CFO of Facilitated Growth LLC, overseeing the accounting and structuring of the Facilitated Growth investment portfolio.  Prior to joining Facilitated Growth, Michael was a Senior Accountant & Enrolled Agent for Baum & Baum CPA’s in New York City from 2010-2013.  While at Baum & Baum CPA’s, he worked closely with business owners from a variety of industries providing financial analysis and tax planning.  Michael started his career in 2006 as a licensed financial service representative at MetLife.  In 2008, he took a position as a mutual fund client service representative at Broadridge Financial Solutions before transitioning into accounting. 


Michael holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Villanova University along with Certificates of Accounting from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University

Why Choose VLPlus for your Career Search?

VLPLUS begins every relationship with a face-to-face meeting because we believe it is important for you to feel comfortable with the person who will represent you in your job search. We work on your timeline, with an objective to become a trusted advisor who helps you make educated decisions regarding your career. In short, we want to build a long-term relationship that will last throughout your career. 


When you are ready to explore external opportunities, VLPlus will conduct a thorough, confidential search and find you an opportunity to best fit your unique skill set. We can also advise and help you evaluate internal opportunities for career growth.


During our personal interview, we will review your background, assess your experience, and discuss your future career goals in detail. We listen and invest the time necessary to fully understand the types of career options that you feel are most beneficial. We will also share our expertise and insight to help you evaluate your opportunities and ultimately, accomplish your long-term goals.


This initial, in-depth meeting ensures that when we begin offering you positions, they will match your criteria and qualifications. Rest assured, we do not represent you with any company unless provided with your explicit approval. This ensures that you always know where your resume is within the job marketplace, that you are not represented without your knowledge, and that you are not mistakenly represented by more than one source.

Why Choose VLPlus for your Job Opening?

VLPLUS is an executive employment search firm that specializes in the recruitment and placement of candidates who have experience in the medical and technical fields as well as office environments, finance, sales, creative services, and skilled trades.  


VLPLUS provides service for temp, temp-to-perm, contract, contract-to-hire, permanent, short-term, long-term, part-time, full-time and per-project positions. Our goal is not just to fill jobs, but to build relationships that flourish and endure for years to come.


We pride ourselves on our candidates and we ensure they will be the perfect fit for your company through a thorough screening process. 

Call VLPlus Today  212.629.0209

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