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 About Us 


UpTalent Consulting is a boutique HR consulting firm that provides total talent solutions for startups and rapidly growing companies.


Leaders often don’t have the time to manage day-to-day HR issues and tasks.  We can assist by putting into place the best people, processes, and tools to mitigate risks while helping to increase the bottom line.

Hiring UpTalent Consulting will solve this issue by fostering collaboration, technology, and innovation to meet your company's core HR needs, fill the organization's underlying people gap, and support the creation of your HR strategy. 

   Principal Consultant   

HR Consulting


President | Principal Consultant

Louise Bijesse is the President of UpTalent Consulting and serves as its Principal Consultant. In her role, she is responsible for planning and implementing HR policies and procedures through her client partnerships with CEOs, Founders, and Presidents. Much focus is on corporate talent development and succession, recruiting, background checks, employee relations, benefits, and compensation. She currently works with start-up clients in the United States and Globally (currently UK and Nigeria). 


Before establishing UpTalent Consulting in 2022, Louise worked in the roles of Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Corporate Human Resources for BrightSpring Health Services. and PharMerica. In these positions, Louise was responsible for all the company’s talent acquisition operations, including developing end-to-end hiring strategies to support business capability and profitability. She also had direct oversight of Corporate HR. Prior to joining BrightSpring in 2018, Louise was the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition for Compass Group North America, joining the company back in 2005. At Compass Group, Louise showcased her passion for building, developing, and supporting first-class teams. She managed national recruitment, led international searches for Kazakhstan, Australia, and Canada, and worked aboard in Mexico and the UK. From 1999 to 2005, Louise owned and operated Brighten Staffing, a New York-based agency.

Louise earned a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bryan School of Business, where she was recognized for her leadership in the community. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Economics from the Empire State College, State University of New York.

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Carolyn Ellison

Associate Consultant

Our mission at UpTalent Consulting is to support your people operations, resulting in top-line and bottom-line growth for your business!


Leadership and Team Dynamics

Client Relations/Global Reach

Negotiator/Business Acumen

Process Improvement

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