Several years ago, my friends and I started a meme called #timsackettday to honor unsung heroes in the field of human resources who hustle but don’t receive any press. We’ve honored good folks like Tim Sackett, Paul Hebert and Kelly Dingee.
When I asked for nominees for this year’s Tim Sackett Day, someone sent me this note:
I have to nominate Victorio Milian. He has grown SO MUCH from consulting, and from being exposed to the real worlds of running small businesses, be they nonprofits or for-profits. He understands the financial impact of HR decisions, and he appears equally skilled in coaching the uncoachable entrepreneurs he works with. Lastly, I think he needs more visibility. He has persistently hustled for two or three years now. Anything you can do to help him gain some more credibility and visibility would be greatly appreciated.
Boom. We’re done here. This year’s honoree is Victorio Milian.
Victorio is a comic-book-loving human resources leader who is kind, insightful, and believes in the enduring goodness of humanity. He doesn’t take himself too seriously while simultaneously striving to ensure that others take his work seriously.
I look up to Victorio and admire him. He fights the right battles. He works with not-for-profits, volunteers to help felons find jobs, and he manages to raise two fantastic children while also acknowledging and praising his partner for being an excellent mother.
I can’t say enough good things about Victorio. He is a role model, a seriously talented human resources professional, and a damn good human being.
Go find him. Be his friend. Learn from him.
Happy Victorio Milian Day!