LEAPROS® exists to strategically link employers and professionals through innovative workforce solutions with industry-shaping strategy, world-class customer service, and transformative technology that catalyze growth for impact.
Joseph Ruiz is a transformational and visionary leader with extensive experience in talent acquisition and management, specialized recruiting, executive and professional coaching, and business management. His experience includes establishing new business ventures, assembling high-performing teams, and adding value to people by helping them achieve their goals and potential. Additionally, he and his high-performing team add value to organizations by providing customized talent acquisition and consulting solutions that have proven to enhance operational performance and human capital effectiveness, resulting in a truly authentic customer experience.
Joseph is known as a trusted advisor and business partner to both clients and candidates alike, and his core values of integrity, trust, humility and accountability brings both meaning and lasting value to the relationships and stewardship entrusted to him. As a highly credentialed staffing industry and talent management expert, Joseph has authored widely-distributed employment forecasts, salary guides, and authoritative correspondence that have proven to be valuable tools for hiring executives and job market enthusiasts.
Prior to founding LEAPROS®, Joseph established highly successful organizations in the staffing and recruiting industry by earning the confidence and loyalty of top-tier employers, assembling world-class recruitment teams, and building a robust network of accomplished executives and professionals. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Joseph was a talent acquisition and staffing executive with two international recruitment firms where he earned the reputation of being an effective leader and top producer. Joseph began his career performing and supervising internal audits for a Fortune 1000 company and previously served as a public affairs specialist for the US Military.
From an educational perspective, Joseph is pursuing a doctorate degree in Organizational Change Management and Leadership at the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University, earning a master's degree in Organizational Transformation and Leadership. He also graduated cum laude from Hope International University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. In terms of professional certifications, Joseph is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute; a SHRM Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM); a Certified Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) through Michigan State University; a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) through the National Association of Personnel Services; and a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach through The John Maxwell Company.
Joseph also served on the Board of Directors of Connections Academy, an online public charter school (K-12), and on the Business and Accounting Programs Advisory Board of Saddleback College, California's top-ranked transfer school.
“Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”
–John C. Maxwell
Sean Morrison brings over 14 years of executive-level, business and leadership experience to LEAPROS. His core competencies and expertise includes engineering, information technology, and human resources, among other disciplines.
Sean is known to be extremely proactive in anticipating recruitment and staffing challenges before they occur. The more complex the issue, the more motivated Sean becomes to provide solutions and support for clients, considering problem-solving is one of his key strengths.
Throughout his career in thriving and multifaceted companies, Sean managed various operations and process improvement initiatives, optimizing customer satisfaction and organizational systems.
From an educational standpoint, Sean completed the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (Global Force for Good), one of the most rigorous training programs for nuclear, mechanical, and chemical engineering disciplines.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein
As a Resource Solutions Partner, Tremaine works diligently to identify qualified professionals by first understanding their career objectives and then by matching those professionals to the best opportunities based on client needs. Tremaine recruits for complex IT, HR, and operations positions.
Tremaine stands apart from others in his field – he ensures a positive experience when talking to both clients and candidates. Tremaine’s success is due in part to his outstanding relationship building skills and acting as a true business partner. He is passionate about assisting client partners in filling critical business needs through an in-depth discovery process, which identifies both technical and soft skills of exceptional candidates.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Tremaine had a successful career with Advantage Placements and Edge Resource Partners, functioning as a Manager of IT and HR Recruiting. He has extensive training in Technical Recruiting and keeps a pulse on the latest trends and technologies through technical course work, IT White Papers, and constant research. Tremaine is also a Certified People Sourcing Professional (CPSP), having completed the rigorous People Sourcing Certification Program, and holds his (PHR) Professional In Human Resources designation as well as the (SHRM-CP) SHRM Certified Professional.
As a Resource Solutions Partner, Linda focuses on recruiting and staffing of full-time and project professionals, with an emphasis in finance, accounting and human resources. Her objective is to be an advocate for professionals looking for new opportunities and to offer dependable and honest representation to our clients.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Linda had a successful career with Advantage Placements and another specialized staffing and recruiting firm, functioning as a Manager of Operations and Recruiting. She brings over 17 years’ experience recruiting all levels of candidates in a variety of functional positions. Linda’s positive approach has added great value to her candidates!
Linda holds a BA in Business Administration from California State University-Long Beach. Having worked in accounting and finance, she understands the intricacies of each position and provides a unique perspective to her clients and candidates.
Virginia Vo is an accomplished talent management professional with over 10 years of talent acquisition, staffing, and leadership experience. She takes pride in her ability to develop and maintain mutually rewarding relationships anchored by the principles of integrity, trust, reciprocity and authenticity. Her stellar reputation and commitment to excellence has brought great value to LEAPROS and our loyal customers.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Virginia had a highly successful career with a boutique recruiting firm that specialized in finance and accounting. In her role as an experienced manager, she specialized in placing finance and accounting professionals and consultants on a direct hire and interim basis.
From an educational perspective, Virginia graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles.
Byran brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, entrepreneurial, and business leadership experience to LEAPROS. As the Division Managing Director of the Sales, Marketing, Communications and Supply Chain division, Byran provides superior client and candidate solutions in collaboration with his recruitment partners. From a client solutions standpoint, he consults with hiring managers by assessing and navigating their immediate resource needs and challenges, evaluates their long-term business and strategic staffing needs, and provides impactful and customizable resource solutions. From a candidate solutions standpoint, he invests the necessary time to discern each candidate’s unique skills, value proposition, and career goals to ensure successful job placement outcomes. By serving as a trusted talent and career advisor, Byran creates lasting value for his clients and candidates, resulting in a truly authentic customer experience.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Byran enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur across various verticals and spaces as well as executive-level management and leadership positions in the digital marketing and information technology spaces. Byran is passionate about providing complete, hands-on solutions and mutually beneficial partnerships to all involved parties, regardless of situational complexities. He attended University of Arizona where he studied Business Administration.
Isaac brings over 15 years of Finance, Accounting, Tax and Recruitment experience to LEAPROS. As a Partner in our Finance and Accounting vertical, Isaac provides superior client and candidate solutions in collaboration with his recruitment partners. From a client solutions standpoint, he consults with hiring managers by assessing and navigating their immediate resource needs and challenges, evaluates their long-term business and strategic staffing needs, and provides impactful and customizable resource solutions. From a candidate solutions standpoint, he invests the necessary time to discern each candidate’s unique skills, value proposition, and career goals to ensure successful job placement outcomes. By serving as a trusted talent and career advisor, Isaac creates lasting value for his clients and candidates, resulting in a truly authentic customer experience.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Isaac enjoyed a successful career in public accounting and publicly traded companies, where he managed and performed a variety of finance, accounting and tax functions. Along with his professional experience he brings core values of leadership, commitment and loyalty which he gained while serving several successful tours in the U.S. Marine Corps. From an educational standpoint, Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California Lutheran University. He also has completed the U.S. Marine Corps School of Engineering in North Carolina.
Keith brings over 10 years of Management and Sales experience to LEAPROS Workforce Solutions. As an Associate Partner at LEAPROS, he concentrates on candidate recruitment and client service at the operational level. He truly enjoys what he does and is committed to providing unparalleled service. He prides himself in his commitment to the process of building trust-based relationships that lead to positive outcomes. Keith has an infectious passion for service to others, and strives to add value by helping professionals achieve their hiring and career objectives.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Keith enjoyed success as a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Southern California. The skill sets to work with multiple parties in pursuit of a mutually beneficial outcome suits him well in his recruiting career. Keith shows a dedication to providing an individualized touch, while maintaining a tenacious, results-focused drive.
Keith is most defined by his love and dedication as a husband and father of two beautiful boys. They are his motivation to not only find success but to do it with the ideals, values and ethics that are present every day at LEAPROS Workforce Solutions.
Alexander “Alex” Moreno brings to LEAPROS Workforce Solutions 20 years of professional business development, specialized recruiting, staffing, consulting, coaching and advisory services experience in diverse industries. His core disciplines, competencies and areas of focus include: Accounting, Finance, Tax, Audit, Treasury, Human Resources and Information Technology.
Alex is known for his strong motivation to enhance a strategic partnership with his clients and candidates. Alex has established a reputation as being a proven visionary and leader, subject matter expert in his field, and a trusted partner. He provides a visionary approach to talent acquisition, which is founded on trust, integrity, and meeting the strategic goals of his clients and candidates.
During his tenure with an international recruitment firm, Alex consistently earned local and national achievement awards by bringing lasting value to the many relationships entrusted to his care. He is a highly successful and trusted client advisor, and a top partner to many Fortune 500 & Fortune 1000 companies.
From an educational standpoint, Alex attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Anthropology, from California State University, Fullerton.
Alex participated in the 1984 Olympic Summer Games, as a Torchbearer in Los Angeles, California. He has also been on an episode of The History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” (Blaze of Glory), and TMZ (The Last Olympic Torchbearer).
Christina Gonzalez-Hicks leads our Human Resources Consulting Division and heads our office in Riverside, CA. She is a results-oriented Human Resources professional with a proven track record of successful business transformations through team engagement and project management.
She has designed and implemented solutions in a variety of industries, which improved and drove business results. Christina has an extensive background in employee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, benefits and compensation, HR policies development and legal compliance. She has demonstrated success in negotiating win-win compromises, developing highly effective teambuilding programs, and writing personnel manuals, corporate policies, job descriptions, and management reports. Christina has her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management as well as her Master’s in Business Administration. She is currently working towards a Doctorate in Curriculum and Coaching with an additional focus in Neuroscience and how it impacts leadership. Christina utilizes knowledge in critical thinking as well as demonstrating strong verbal and communication skills. She is extremely organized with a great attention to detail applying excellent time management.
Christina currently holds her (SPHR) Senior Professional In Human Resources designation, a Mediation Certification, and is a California Notary.
Branden Schoedl brings over 10 years of full cycle corporate recruiting experience, client management, and strategic sourcing expertise to LEAPROS. He is recognized for his wide spectrum of recruiting experience, acquiring talent in specialized areas of IT, Finance, Healthcare, Sales and Operations.
His work history includes a number of reputable companies that have faced tremendous ramp up periods where managing high volume req loads of very niche positions became his specialty.
Branden came to LEAPROS with a natural ability to connect with both clients and candidates, with an attention to detail that makes identifying and getting through to that hard to find talent a niche of his own.
Esther Ramirez is a partner within the Human Resources Consulting Division at LEAPROS Workforce Solutions. She enjoys complex recruiting strategies, talent solutions, building partnerships and project management.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Esther had a successful career working as a corporate Human Resource/People Services partner for over 15 years specializing in Talent Strategy, Diversity and Affirmative Action Sourcing Initiatives, Coaching and Training, Behavior Based Interview Techniques, Talent Engagement, Talent Solutions, Leadership and On-Boarding Processes. She has designed and implemented a variety of processes to help optimize organizations with Talent Strategy in a diversity of industries to include manufacturing, consulting, technology and consumer products.
Esther has her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication. She is extremely organized with a great attention to detail applying excellent time management.
Esther participates in Human Resource networking events, CA Conference & Law Group Seminars, PIHRA, Compensation Workshops, Recruiting Tool Workshops and researching future recruiting trends to keep updated on best practices within the industry.
Daniel brings over 7 years of Finance, Accounting, Tax and Recruitment experience to LEAPROS. As an Associate Partner in our Finance and Accounting Executive Search Practice, Daniel provides superior client and candidate solutions in collaboration with his recruitment partners.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Daniel started his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Orange County, CA. He then spent several years at a publicly traded company in their accounting department. From an educational standpoint, Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Daniel is committed to serving clients and professionals with the highest levels of trust, transparency and integrity.
Lisa Williams brings over 20 years of experience in professional business development, recruiting, mentoring, leadership development, entrepreneurship and personal/financial coaching.
As a Senior Partner, her business is building relationships and mentoring others. Those that know Lisa, whether it’s a client, candidate or friend, remember a time she helped them. Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge in the Information Technology space with an emphasis in the Financial Services and Healthcare Verticals (although she has worked in nearly every vertical throughout her career!) She has been blessed to work with many of her clients her entire career, finding them their first job and helping them seek new roles, as they progress in their careers. She considers recruiting and business development a privilege. To walk beside people in some of their most challenging times in life, when impacted by a layoff or exciting times, when searching for something new or helping clients complete company initiatives that impact the business in a positive way. Lisa thrives on helping clients get to the root of their business problem and helping them find creative solutions to meet the needs of their business counterparts. She has helped build teams from startups to Fortune 500 companies and everything in between. Lisa started her career in recruiting and although now focuses on business development, has never quite taken her “recruiter” hat off. Her approach to sales is simply making a friend in this amazing life journey we have all been blessed with.
Prior to joining LEAPROS, Lisa enjoyed over 20 years of success at a publicly traded national staffing and recruiting company, performing in the top 10% of that great population of professionals for much of her career.
On a personal note, Lisa is married with 3 amazing kids, is a life-long learner, loves to travel, is typically reading or listening to at least 3 books, sings in the praise band at church at Redhill Lutheran, is an Alaska girl born and raised and loves to fish and hike. She is also passionate about financial wellness and is a financial literacy coach and trainer. She lives her life with the priorities of Faith, Family and business, in that order.
Lisa’s primary goal in life is changing people’s future and helping them see their higher power’s fullest potential for them.