Maybe it was because he had been a man of mystery most of the time I had known OF him. Back in the day, he was an anonymous HR blogger… one of the few…and his writing made him stand out to me. His blog was one I read religiously. When he finally revealed his real persona, I was floored. He was even cooler than I expected.
So, how did we meet? It was a snowy December in New York City and I was in town to participate in an event. We, along with Steve Boese and Frank Roche, agreed to meet in a local bar. I don’t know what Victorio thought, but the second we met I had to hug him. Since then we’ve seen each other in person numerous times and each time I am just excited to see him again.
What is it about Victorio?
He is this madly smart, funny and MOTIVATED man. He is one of those people you can start having a conversation with and it turns into something bigger, more profound. He inspires people to work on projects, often for free, for the betterment of the HR industry. He’s:
- a disrupter
- a real family man
So on Tim Sackett day, this day that we honor a real stand-out in the HR profession, it makes perfect sense that Victorio Milian is the honoree. Please follow him on Twitter, read his blog, connect with him on LinkedIn, and make him part of your network. You’ll be glad you did.