Motus has grown to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most respected staffing firms under the hands-on, high-integrity leadership of Orlando Williams. He uses the term “servant leadership” to define the approach that has made him successful across his varied career. He is passionate about diversity in recruiting and is a champion of the expanding marketplace of ideas that diversity offers.
A true desire to see others succeed in their personal and professional endeavors brings a tremendous amount of fulfillment to his life’s work: “When leaders genuinely care about their business and those that work within it, decisions are thoughtful and strategy is designed to inspire and empower those it impacts.”
Orlando has committed more than 20 years to the success of his clients and employees. He began his recruiting career while a student athlete at the University of Oregon, serving as an ambassador for prospective visiting athletes. He also served in a high-profile advocacy role as a player and community outreach ambassador of goodwill for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. From there, he joined Nike in a recruiting role at the World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, where he was introduced the corporate staffing model and never looked back. He says, “My previous experience as a professional athlete and working with high performance teams has translated seamlessly to my career today.”
The Motus difference relies on the basic principle that developing and defining a career is one of the most important and significant journeys of life. He believes it is an honor to play a part in that journey, all the while placing people over profits without compromising financial stability.
Orlando thrives on the variety and challenges staffing offers: “Each day presents new opportunity to touch the lives of those I serve.” Each day also presents an opportunity to build ties in the Portland business community and talent marketplace. You might see Orlando out in the city, playing basketball, studying the bible, enjoying friends and family, and watching fireworks at Tom McCall Waterfront Park over the Fourth of July.