About Aspire HR Consulting


Bill Gottlin


As the founder of Aspire HR Consulting LLC in 2004, Bill combined his passion for HR with an understanding of the needs of small business owners who do not have the luxury of a full-time HR manager on-site.

Prior to Aspire, Bill worked for over 20 years with companies in senior HR positions. He has handled every HR issue that companies face and is able to apply the “best practices” of large corporations to create solutions for smaller companies.

Bill has a B.A. degree in Sociology and an M.S. degree in Human Resources from Rutgers University.  He has written several books on HR management, and is been a featured speaker on HR topics.  Bill enjoys history and adventurous travel with his family.

Julie Brand

HR Specialist

Julie Brand has a wide range of HR experience in recruiting, compensation, performance management and strategic planning for consulting firms Towers Perrin and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Susquehanna University.  In her little spare time, Julie is also an active volunteer for community charities and events.

John Dobinski, SPHR

Senior HR Consultant

John Dobinski’s deep knowledge of Human Resources operations is based on his experience in several industries, including retail, transportation and international commerce. Having lived in several US cities and in Asia, John contributes a special perspective to his consulting engagements. His certifications in OSHA compliance and from France’s INSEAD provide added knowledge his clients seek for their HR challenges.

John holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S. in Organizational Communication, and holds an SPHR designation. He is a member of ASTD and SHRM.  He is a fan of all things Buffalo, NY, his hometown (although in absentia at the moment).

Bill is very responsible, detailed and thorough. His knowledge of HR is very deep, humane and professional. He has provided our company for 5 years with the comfort and knowledge in handling many difficult and complex HR matters. His abilities on the hiring front have enabled us to secure some very talented and seasoned team members. I highly recommend Bill. Norm Goldstein

CEO, By Kids for Kids

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