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.
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