Jamiel Saliba: A tribute to a dear friend and colleague

We are profoundly saddened by the death of Jamiel Saliba, Vice President and General Manager of TAPFIN, who passed away on January 9, 2020.
Jamiel’s genuine warmth and love positively impacted everyone he met – team members he led, industry colleagues, customers, friends, and social acquaintances. His unpretentious wisdom and his trove of Southern-inspired “Jamielisms” enlivened his speech and brought laughter.
As general manager of TAPFIN Global, Jamiel oversaw all aspects of TAPFIN throughout the four regions of ManpowerGroup. Before TAPFIN, he held executive positions at Venturi Technology Partners, and prior to joining Venturi, he served in the United States Army for 23 years in a variety of Command and Staff positions in the US and Europe in the Human Resources area before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in June 1996.

Advocate for veterans and minorities

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Jamiel successfully led teams involved in all areas of human resource management from military recruiting to managed services and total talent management. He was active and influential in increasing workforce diversity and in encouraging and supporting the transition of skilled, high-performing veterans from the military to the civilian workforce.

Philanthropy

For many years, Jamiel served as a member of the Hoover, Alabama Veterans Committee and was also a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club of Birmingham, which raised more than $20 million dollars for Crippled Children’s Foundation and the Children’s Hospital along with other agencies to support less fortunate children in Alabama.
On a personal level, those of us who knew Jamiel will miss him terribly. We will miss his sense of humor, warmth, and intelligence. To say that he was a special man fails.  He was an extraordinary man.  Those that were fortunate enough to call him friend, knew him to be family first, duty bound, honorable, trustworthy and the consummate gentleman. Our hearts and prayers go out to Jamiel’s family.
Jamiel, you were our friend. We are better off having known you.  We love you and miss you. Roll Tide!