The TruStar Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
LeRoy is Founder & CEO of TruStar, leading the firm to help organizations truly utilize their talent and the best business practices as competitive advantages. LeRoy is a highly successful business visionary and an energizing Human Capital thought leader and entrepreneur. He is a well-respected and innovative talent solutions provider, who spent the first 15 years of his professional career as an HR and business professional and executive leader with Jerrico, 3M, PepsiCo and Hillenbrand Industries.
Over the past 20 years as a Human Capital C-level executive with TruStar Solutions (acquired by First Advantage), the Human Capital Institute, and TruStar Partners, LeRoy has helped HR and business executive leaders of Fortune 500, mid-market and small, rapidly growing organizations reach, attract and acquire the right talent through cutting-edge recruitment marketing and talent solutions.
With LeRoy as CEO, TruStar Solutions was twice named in the Inc 500’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, including being named as the number one fastest growing private human capital company in 2003. Further, in 2016, LeRoy led the “new” TruStar to again be recognized by Inc 500 as a Fastest Growing Private Company.
Prior to his business career, LeRoy was a professional baseball player in the Oakland A’s organization for three years. He holds a BA degree in history from the University of Kentucky, where he twice achieved National Academic All-American Baseball honors.
He resides in a northern Cincinnati, Ohio, suburb with his wife, Carol. They have three grown, married children and twelve wonderful grandchildren who bring them tremendous and constant joy.
Julie Townsley, PHR
Director, HR & Talent Solutions
Julie is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Speech Communication. She describes herself as having “fell in” to the field of Human Resources. This happenstance led her to finding a purpose and passion in helping individuals, leaders, and teams achieve personal and professional goals since holding her first HR role as a Corporate Trainer. Julie has since built her career serving in advancing HR roles in a variety of industries including banking, consumer manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and retail services. She serves as a collaborative business partner in helping to drive strategic objectives focused on performance management, talent acquisition, employee relations, learning and development, talent management, employee engagement and workforce planning.
In 2018, after nearly two decades working in corporate environments, Julie ventured out to create her own independent HR and Talent Consulting firm, HRNavs. Through this experience she has partnered as an external consultant with a variety of clients in consumer goods, healthcare, manufacturing, sales, and technology industries. It was during this time that she also found her way to a partnership with TruStar Partners offering interim consulting support. She immediately developed a strong bond with the team and clients they support. When the opportunity presented to become a permanent member of the team, there was no hesitation. Julie began serving in the Director, HR & Talent Solutions role in April 2020 and is looking forward to leveraging her experience in support of current and future TruStar clients.
Outside of work, Julie enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. Her life passions include traveling, practicing yoga, and allowing the sun to shine on her face as much as possible.
Director, Finance & Accounting
Since 2012, Susan has led the finance and accounting department for TruStar, overseeing financial reporting, tracking cash flow, budgeting, forecasting, invoicing and payables. She uses her twenty years of industry experience to provide reporting and analysis to the TruStar executive team. She also contributes to creating talent solutions that make financial sense to the clients’ needs.
Susan has tremendous financial insights and instincts and a terrific sense of humor. She provides other TruStar leaders a quiet, but highly effective and objective point of view to keep TruStar sound financially.
Susan resides in Logansport, Indiana with her husband and three children. Susan’s hobbies include reading and baking. Together the family enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling and biking.