About Us

BlueFire HR assists corporations to develop a solid human resources (HR) foundation and strategy so they can be successful. BlueFire HR offers the Full Employee Life-Cycle – from recruitment to exit and everything in between. We partner with our clients to improve HR services, productivity, organizational alignment, organizational development, change management, company culture, employee relations, harassment investigations and training, expert advice and witness testimony, and reduce your risk overall.

BlueFire HR will provide strategic HR insight and tactical direction to maximize your investment in human capital. Set-up a call today to discuss your potential HR needs.

BlueFire HR Consulting was founded in 2015 by Stephanie H. Nelson, MBA, CPC, Stephanie Nelson Headshot 2015CHHR –  with the thought of improving efficiencies, advancing cultures, and reducing budgetary expenses for organizations. Stephanie is based in Denver, CO, and has over 20 years of human resources experience in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, non-profit, and a variety of professional fields. Stephanie’s professional career has allowed her to become an expert in workforce topics, labor issues, talent and performance management, reduction-in-force, training, and various organizational initiatives. She has provided expert advice and insight to executive leaders with respect to organizational matters, workforce and labor issues, legislative issues, organizational development, change management, and wide-ranging human resource and governance topics. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton and obtained an Executive MBA from Thomas More College. Stephanie is certified in health care human resources (CHHR), and is certified as a professional coach (CPC). You can reach Stephanie at snelson@bluefirehr.com

Andy Baker, Senior HR Consultant based in Chicago, IL currently works with small and Photo mid-sized companies to support their HR functions and drive HR strategy. A key aspect of his expertise is participating in the development of corporate HR programs as a strategic partner in the following areas: compliance; talent acquisition and onboarding; compensation, benefits and payroll; training; employee retention; and employee relations. As part of his consultative role and personal passion, Andy champions the development and support of areas like employee engagement, culture, and performance management. Andy strives toward building well-rounded recruitment and talent acquisition programs focusing on diversity, military and veteran outreach, as well as campus and university relations. His experience spans various industries that include: IT; financial services and accounting; insurance; healthcare; medical devices and labs; packaging; and food distribution. During Andy’s career, he has held multiple senior HR leadership roles in organizations from Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and has earned his SHRM-CP HR certification. Andy can be reached at abaker@bluefirehr.com

Aisling Byrne, Senior HR Consultant, based in Los Angeles, has over 18 years of Human Resources experience in entertainment, retail, hospitality, healthcare, real estate and non-profit industries as well as a variety of professional services. Aisling provides Aisling Photo 2018 strategic HR direction and has strong expertise in the areas of employment practices, compensation and benefit plans, recruiting, HRIS systems as well as HR policies and operations. Aisling received a Master’s in degree in Business with a focus on Leadership and Management from WGU. Aisling is a certified Senior Professional in HR (SHRM – SCP), and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist [CEBS] as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Aisling also serves as a SHRM Foundation Advisor and mentor for new HR professionals and volunteers as a Google Guru teaching children computer science.  She is also an adjunct instructor at UCLA. Aisling can be reached at abyrne@bluefirehr.com 

Don Carpenter, Director of Business Development, based in Denver, CO,  and co-founder Picof SIKONO, a Franchise Financing platform, has over 20 years in the Franchise industry has partnered with Blue Fire HR to help with business development.  Don has experience with consulting and mentoring franchisors and franchisees in efficiency of business systems, marketing, sales, hiring, training and overall business growth.  He passion for helping businesses succeed through new business strategies and systems as well as having businesses utilize the right B2B relationships to make their business more efficient.  He has seen that businesses leveraging B2B relationships dramatically help efficiency and save businesses time and money.  Don looks forward to helping you meet your business needs.  You can reach Don at dcarpenter@bluefirehr.com

Megan Cook, Director of Marketing and Operations, based in Hudson, OH, has over 12 Megan-Cook-Color-2018-3286345456-1540922592740.jpgyears of Marketing and Business Development experience in the fast-paced Television and Digital industry. Cook manages the organization’s marketing across multiple platforms and researching and exploring new business opportunities and strategy partnership development. Cook received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Linder College of Business with a focus on Marketing. Cook also enjoys spending time at home with her husband and 3 children. Megan can be reached at mcook@bluefirehr.com

Aubrae Davis, HR Consultant, based in Los Angeles, has over 15 years’ experience in the areas of benefits, payroll, and developing HR policies and procedures. Her portfolio includes managing projects for diverse clientele in the following industries: Aubrae Davisentertainment; fashion; hospitality; and law firms. Her passion is providing HR solutions for her clients by helping them build their infrastructure. Aubrae works closely with companies in the areas of new hire onboarding, benefits, payroll, and HRIS. She continues to educate herself on the latest HR policies. She earned her baccalaureate degree in Management Science and, subsequently, received a certificate in Human Resource Management from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Aubrae is an active member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Aubrae can be reached at adavis@bluefirehr.com

Deborah Joachim, Senior HR Consultant, based in Long Island, NY a 20-year HR Photoveteran currently works with start-ups and established companies of all sizes translating business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance growth, and employee engagement. Empowering leaders of companies by supporting business functions and initiatives. Deborah’s expertise in employee relations and diversity, talent acquisition, staff coaching and mentoring, FMLA, PFL, ADA, Workers Compensation compliance, event planning and fundraising, organizational development, employee performance improvement, company culture, HR policy process and design, and benefit management allows her to help companies to help their employees to succeed. She has great excitement in developing community relation programs such as Rideshare, Hire Heros, internship participation and development, National Purple Heart Day, Take Your Child to Work Day, and National Assisted Living Week. She is an active participant and board member of the Nassau BOCES Industry Advisory Board, developing educational programs in the community to train potential candidates to be prepared for the workforce. Her experience encompasses many industries that include: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Distribution, Maritime, Entertainment, Medical Devices, Mental Health, Publishing, and Telecommunications. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Social Services from St. Joseph’s College and continues educating herself through ongoing SHRM classes and seminars. Deborah can be reached at deborah@bluefirehr.com 

Laura Nelson, Social Media Partner, based in Chicago, IL, has over 3 years of Social linkedin profMedia experience, and over 5 years in the client services industry. Laura manages all social media platforms, providing relevant Human Resources content for our followers. Laura strives to deliver content that is applicable to the different generations in the workforce, as well as trending topics affecting the HR community. Laura received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University, School of Environmental and Public Affairs, with a focus in Environmental Management. Laura can be reached at hr@bluefirehr.com

Bryan Nizer, Recruitment Partner and co-founder of Hire-ific, based in Wilmington, ohoteNC, nationwide recruitment and consultant firm, has partnered with Blue Fire HR to assist in our recruitment efforts. Bryan brings over 12 years of recruiting and staffing knowledge in roles from recruiter to Vice President. Bryan has worked in IT, Healthcare, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Sales, HR and Light Industrial, to name of few. Bryan’s recruitment process is different than most – “Beyond the resume”, is a term he uses often with his clients. He adds, “The best hires are not just those who meet or exceed my client’s experience and skill expectations, they are those that will easily blend in with corporate culture, those with that special trait that you know from day one, will immediately make a difference. Hire those not just to fill today’s needs, but those who will lead tomorrow’s efforts.” Bryan looks forward to working with you and can be reached at bnizer@bluefirehr.com 




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