About Aspire HR Consulting

Bill Gottlin


Hi, I am Bill Gottlin, the Principal of Aspire HR Consulting LLC.  My mission is to bring the best HR practices of large corporations to my small business clients, in a personable, one-on-one relationship.  At Aspire, you always work with HR experts who care about the success of your business.

Prior to founding Aspire in 2004, I worked in Corporate America in senior HR positions.  My experience spans training, recruiting, labor and employee relations, policy development, compensation, benefits, performance management and strategic planning.    

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and an Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Rutgers University.  I have written several books on HR management, numerous articles and blog posts, and am a featured speaker on HR topics.  I enjoy reading history and taking adventurous trips with my 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).

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