All of Employera’s senior partners are true talent enthusiasts and subject matter experts with high level experience working inside and as consultants for a broad range of organizations - from household names in the Fortune 500 to notable startups, in for-profit and non-profits across a diverse spectrum of industries.
Kirsten heads up Employera’s Employer Brand practice. Previously head of Employer Brand for Glassdoor, she is a go-to industry pro for building, improving and managing your employer brand. A sought after speaker and influencer, her previous experience includes building and leading global employment brands for leaders including Visa, and eBay Inc. Before that she was managing supervisor at Fleishman Hillard and began her career in PR at Horn. Kirsten has a BA in Literature and Communications from Westmont College.
Julie and her team work with clients to assess, develop and operationalize solutions to complex challenges in talent acquisition and recruiting. She has broad experience managing sizeable in-house operations, as well as consulting across a variety of industries; Cisco, eBay, Symantec, Aspire Public Schools, Bart, PG&E, Mervyns and more. In addition, she has high level expertise in designing and managing special programs at scale: university recruiting, diversity and veteran’s initiatives, community relations and high volume staffing programs. Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.
Mariana and her team collaborate with clients on design-thinking strategies to increase engagement and create more meaningful candidate and employee experiences. She teaches design thinking and innovation at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Previously, she facilitated design-led business solutions for companies including Turner Broadcasting, and Nike Foundation. Before that she was a designer with architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM). Mariana holds an MS in Industrial Design from ArtCenter College of Design, and an MBA from Claremont University.
James works with our teams and clients to get the most from systems, data and analytics, create strategy, execute programs and evaluate results. Previously, he was a co-founder of Atomic Public Relations, working with top brands on strategy, planning, and social media efforts. He was also co-developer of ComContext communications analytics software. Before that, he was CIO at Shafer, an award-winning advertising, PR and interactive agency. He began his career in the US Air Force, working on efforts related to intelligence, and space.
Andy consults with clients on positioning, messaging, PR/internal communications strategy and executive profile building. Previously, he was co-founder of Atomic Public Relations, working with top executives of leading brands like Verizon, IMAX, Sony, Intuit, Linkedin, Jobvite and Hirevue on similar issues. He was also co-developer of ComContext communications analytics software. Before that, he was president of Shafer Advertising, and head of global communications for CalComp Lockheed Martin. Andy has an MBA from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, where he also received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.