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Julia Blickenstaff, GPHR

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Contributor at Large, MapHR and Corporate Training Manager, FreshDirect.

Contributor at Large, MapHR and Corporate Training Manager, FreshDirect.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In


Director of Human Resources 'Wichcraft May 2016 - present
Director of Talent Planning and Development FreshDirect November 2015 - present
Senior Manager of Operational Career Development and Plant Training FreshDirect August 2014 - November 2015
Corporate Training Manager FreshDirect July 2013 - August 2014
Contributor at Large MapHR LLC 2014 - 2014
Resource Manager Project Controls Bechtel Power Corporation October 2012 - July 2013
Lead HR Rep Bechtel Power Corporation March 2012 - October 2012
Human Resources Supervisor Bechtel Corporation September 2010 - April 2012
Lead Functional Resource Coordinator Bechtel Corporation April 2010 - August 2010
Human Resources Coordinator Bechtel Power Corporation June 2007 - April 2010


Hood College Management of Information Technology 2007 - 2014

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Management • Training • Diversity • Employee Training • Talent Management

Key Accomplishments

I am passionate about improving the employee experience and the way we work.

My specializations include:
Recruitment: Matching the best people with the right opportunities
Training: Creating and delivering stimulating learning that attendees enjoy
Culture & Engagement: Helping companies define and create excitement around culture
Procedures & Processes: Systematically developing, creating, and communicating robust plans
Project Management: Taking ideas from start to finish with outstanding quality and precision
Employee Relations: Balancing employee passion with business demands to identify win-win solutions
Communications: Communicating the right information the right way at the right time
Tools and Tricks: Constantly investigating and trying new products and solutions
HR Problem Solver: When it comes to people, if it is broken, I can help fix it.

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Joaquin Roca
We worked together  •  CEO, theScaffold and New York Leader, Venwise. NYU grad.
Julia has a passion for HR and for entrepreneurship. She is extremely resourceful and is proactive in making connections with others in the ... community. These characteristics are great attributes for an entrepreneur.
John Swope
We worked together  •  Founder, Previously Business Analyst, Capgemini. NYU grad.
Julia combines incredible intelligence and savvy with deep exposure to the NYC HR scene. In the relatively short time I've know her, I've se ... en her make great connections between the sometimes elusive NYC HR departments and deserving technology startups. She would be an excellent advisor to any HR-focused startup.
Diane Sadowski
They're my advisor  •  Training and Development Consultant, Pearson North America. Previously Regional Learning and Development Specialist, Wall Street English. Univer
Julia is thorough, organized, and proactive which makes her a pleasure to work with and ensures that she's always on the cutting edge.
Kate Mullan
They're my friends  •  Team Development Associate, Schoology. NYU grad.
Julia is not just my friend, she's been a great advisor to me! We keep in touch regularly and she's helped guide me through my early HR care ... er. Julia is also a great source of encouragement and has always made a point to celebrate my successes with me.

Tom Short

Tom is a great resource and mentor. His positive energy, responsiveness, and constructive feedback make him a great person to work with.

Joaquin Roca

Joaquin is wonderfully brilliant and impressive. He is a serial entrepreneur with substantial experience. He very easy to work with and talk ... to. His network is immense.

Akshay Kapur

Akshay is a great mentor. He provides sound and actionable advice.

Dr. Paul Marciano

Having written two books, Paul is a wealth of knowledge. He provides great advice and truly understands people. He is a pleasure to work wit ... h and know.

Steve Schloss

Steve is a great resource. He provides great knowledge and experience. Talking with him stimulates ideas and helps solve any challenge tha ... t you face.

Jonathan F. Kestenbaum

Jon is serial entrepreneur. He is passionate about what he does and is very well connected in the startup community. He stimulates excitemen ... t while working to achieve success.

Ramesh Barasia

Ramesh is an experienced executive as well as a consultant. He is eager is help others be successful. Ramesh combines his sound advice with ... his substantial experience making him an excellent resource.

Ramesh Barasia
We worked together  •  Owner & CEO, The Alternative Board and Principal, GKM Associates LLC. Cornell grad. Harvard Business School grad.
Ramesh is a great entrepreneur. He combines his technical savvy with his business expertise. Ramesh is working as a consultant to help other ... businesses. He knows a good idea when he sees one and is more than willing to jump in and make that idea into a success.

Kevin N George
Co-Founder, HireCanvas. Previously Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Kevin recognized a shortcoming and decided to attack it with a solution. His idea is fantastic. What makes Kevin a stand out is his vision, ... professionalism, and execution. His business savvy coupled with his strategic creativeness makes him a best in class entrepreneur . Kevin is working to fill a critical gap in an innovative way.