About ConsultStu LLC
Fractional human resources services for small/mid businesses
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Consultstu LLC was founded to meet the human resources and risk management needs of small/mid businesses. We provide fractional HR services, customized to meet each specific client's needs, at affordable rates. We pursue innovative strategies that protect our clients from expensive HR mistakes, and assist businesses to implement HR practices that control costs, streamline operations and positively impact employee satisfaction. We provide both project based services, as well as long and short term service engagements.

Need on-going HR support? Our affordable HR monthly service plans offer an alternative to expensive HR outsourcing. After we review your needs and learn your objectives, we design custom solutions to match your business strategy and budget. Our proven track record has helped companies throughout Florida, in a variety of industries. During our engagements, we listen to you, help simplify HR and design solutions to achieve results of lower operational costs, streamlined processes and competitive workforce structure.

Consultstu LLC is a certified veteran owned small business (VOSB).

Stuart Charlson, J.D.
Founder, President
Stuart Charlson began his career as an employment attorney. As an attorney, he served as staff attorney with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in Chicago, as well as Associate Attorney with a employment law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin representing small to mid-sized family businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He has worked with clients on traditional labor law, wage disputes, discrimination claims, employee misconduct, OSHA citations, layoffs, investigations, handbooks and policy development. After relocating to Florida, his consulting work focused on employee handbooks, manager training, lawsuit prevention, HR compliance, risk management and human resource consulting.  He has advised hundreds of Florida companies from industries, including manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, medical, technology and professional services. In addition, he worked in two corporate HR/safety positions for clients needing more in depth guidance and HR engagement. In those roles, he led an HR Department through a business closure, as well as led a Tampa based business through growth and a sale to private equity. These experiences gave Stuart the chance to expand his leadership skills and effectively guide owners and management during organizational change. Stuart is also a veteran of the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps.
Traci Kingren
HR Coordinator
Traci Kingren joined the Consultstu team in January 2023. Traci attended Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and obtained a B.A. in Management and Communications. She has been working in human resources and insurance claims processing for over 10 years. She has experience with new hire orientation, employee files, training, medical claims, STD/LTD and FMLA claims, payroll, timesheets and employee relations.
Andie Holzler
Client Services
Andie Holzler joined the ConsultStu team in 2017 and loves supporting our clients. “Putting out fires now and then is challenging and adds some drama to the day,” she says, “but deep down it’s really more gratifying to improve the structure of HR operations for a client, so that they stay in front of common issues.” Outside of the office, Andie devotes a ridiculous amount of time and attention to 8-year-old Lhasa Apso rescue dog Pearl. She enjoys boating, cooking, movies, and real estate investing, and is addicted to browsing consignment/thrift/antique shops.
Sophie Charlson
Social Media Coordinator
Sophie Charlson joined the team in 2020 and loves promoting business through social media. She says that she “loves the versatility of social as both a creative outlet as well as an easy way to promote business and interests”. Outside of working with Consultstu, Sophie enjoys the beach, traveling, listening to music, cheering on the Gators and Knights, participating in philanthropies and hanging with friends! She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and her Master's at the University of Central Florida. When not helping Consultstu, Sophie is a full time Speech Language Pathologist at a Tampa Bay area elementary school.
Devin Putnam
Human Resource Intern
Devin joined the team in 2022. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from the University of South Florida and Master’s of Health Administration from the University of St. Augustine. She loves helping others succeed in their workplace, and is always eager to learn to advance her career. While working in the medical field, she found a love for HR. “It takes a team to run a successful company, and HR is the glue. I’m excited to expand my knowledge in every aspect of HR.” Outside of work, Devin loves to travel, spend time with family and her two fur babies, Gypsy & Milo, and enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking. She also has a passion for health that lead her to be a certified nutritionist and personal trainer.
Milena Simic
Senior HR Specialist
Milena joined the Consultstu team in November 2023. Milena has over 15 years of HR experience. Her strong areas of HR are employee relations, performance management, HR systems and recruitment. Milena has an establish history for implementing processes to increase employee satisfaction and meet business goals. Milena provided HR guidance to all levels of employees. She has a bachelors degree from Florida International University. Outside of work, Milena enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time at the beach with her family.
Need on-going HR support?
We have affordable HR retainers that offer a unique alternative to full HR outsourcing or the hiring of a full time HR employee. We design unique solutions to match your business strategy and budget. We have a proven track record of helping companies from many industries. We listen and probe to understand your needs and goals, before we offer recommendations and realistic solutions.
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