Press Release: Oakleaf Hires New Talent Acquisition Leader

Michele Santoro Joins Oakleaf

Oakleaf Appoints Michele Santoro as Managing Director of Recruitment & Talent Acquisition

The Oakleaf Group, one of the nation’s leading providers of mortgage loan due diligence, data analytics, financial modeling, and advisory services for the mortgage and financial services industries, has recently hired Michele Santoro as Managing Director of Recruitment and Talent Acquisition. In this role, Ms. Santoro will be responsible for recruiting operations and the stakeholder experience, talent acquisition strategy and solutions, and employment branding to support the organization’s current and future talent needs.

“Michele’s vision and experience gained over the past 25 years in the field will be invaluable as we enter into our next phase of growth,” commented Bruce Legan, Oakleaf President. “Her innovation and strategic leadership will support us as we continue to build a diverse and effective team, strive for a culture of excellence, and adapt to the changing needs of modern-day businesses. We are thrilled to welcome Michele to the team!”

Ms. Santoro most recently served as AARP’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition, where she led the strategic direction of the TA function for the parent company and five of its affiliates. Her past experiences include talent acquisition leadership roles in hospitality and public accounting as well as executive search across multiple industries. In addition, she served as a consultant for two leading management consulting firms.

“I look forward to joining the incredible Oakleaf team and helping grow the business with top talent,” said Santoro. “Oakleaf has immense energy and enthusiasm for the work that they do. I am excited to integrate my perspective and expertise into Oakleaf’s vision, deliver business solutions, and enhance the Talent Acquisition experience for all stakeholders.”

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