From Ankara, Turkey to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Columbus, Ohio to Cleveland, it’s been quite a journey over the last 10 years for Bilo Yuce to find Leomhann Enterprises.
When you move to the United States at 17 years old speaking a foreign language and knowing no one but your immediate family, you have two choices at that time – you can 1) take the opportunity to reinvent yourself, adapting to your new surroundings and growing with them or 2) remain within your comfort zone, sticking with what is familiar and comfortable. Luckily Bilo, Assistant Manager here at Leomhann Enterprises, chose the first option!
After moving from Turkey to Florida and adjusting accordingly, Bilo chose to move yet again with his family to Columbus and attend Ohio State (he’s fearless, we know)! Studying Construction Systems Management with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering, Bilo spent the last 2 years of his schooling interning with a local construction company and an additional 5 years working full time with that company after his graduation. When he realized that construction was never going to provide him with work he was passionate about, he chose to go back to Ohio State and study zoology – a field he knew would get him excited to go to work everyday.
In the midst of completing his second degree and job searching, Bilo was offered a chance to help his friend start an online retail store selling fashion accessories! Intrigued by the opportunity, he agreed knowing business management skills would be a great addition to have on his resume. As if school & a start-up weren’t enough to keep him busy, Bilo ALSO accepted an entry-level sales representative position with a local Columbus based marketing firm, determined to graduate with improved leadership & communication skills!
As fate goes, Bilo met Leomhann Enterprises’s CEO, Jeff, there, and after graduating and selling his share of the online business, relocated with Jeff to help AT&T expand their Uverse services across Ohio. Now 15 months after his move to Cleveland, and a promotion of his own, Bilo is well on his way to a Management role here at Leomhann Enterprises. Open to helping the company and client grow anywhere outside of Ohio, 2018 is looking like the year of Bilo!
When asked what his favorite thing is about working at Leomhann Enterprises, Bilo quickly replied “the opportunity to train people. I love seeing people start with our company with no background in sales, training them, and then watching their professional development. The transformation of people is really inspiring.”
When he’s not working or offering the best training to new team members, you can catch him with his 3 pups, spending time with his significant other, cheering on Chelsea FC, or growing fresh vegetables & herbs in his sun room! An entrepreneurial introvert, there’s always a new book on Bilo’s nightstand or colleague he’s emailing to further his growth as a leader.
There are not enough words to express the deep respect and gratitude we have for Bilo, but we hope this blog is a great start. Until then, be sure to follow Leomhann Enterprises on our Facebook page to keep up with more of Bilo’s promotions & travels!