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.
Sara Hinton
HR Coordinator
Sara Hinton joined the ConsultStu team in May 2021. With a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Human Resource Management from Santa Fe College, she has a passion for working with people and further developing her career. Recently, she completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate through the University of South Florida to sharpen her HR skills, including recruitment and retention, emotional intelligence, and community outreach. Sara has previous experience as an assistant department manager at a large supermarket chain in Florida where she led a team of employees and handled HR related tasks including employee conflict resolution, training, and performance evaluations. She also has a technical degree from River Oak College where she studied office administration. Sara says, "HR is the backbone of a company, influential, and ever-changing, and I want to be a part of it". Outside of work, Sara likes to kayak, ride her bike, and play with her rescue dog, Patches. She also enjoys being on the boat, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.
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 is currently pursuing her Master's at the University of Central Florida.
Connie Beck
Human Resource Generalist
Connie Beck is passionate about people and feels that Human Resources plays an integral part in both the employee’s success, as well as the employer. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, as well as two HR designations; Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resources Management and Certified Practitioner through the Human Capital Institute. Connie has worked in various industries including manufacturing, entertainment, medical, financial, and assisted living, giving her the unique opportunity to work with diverse populations and grow her human resources skills. She has extensive experience working with employee relations, training, policy and procedures interpretation, employee investigations, and unemployment. Outside of work, she loves spending time in her North Carolina home. Her favorite activities include quilting, working in the yard, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband currently have a fur baby Wiggy, rescued from a kill shelter 14 years ago.
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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