About Us

Who We Are

Next Level Strategies was founded in 2003 to provide a tactical and strategic support for all areas of Human Resources Management, recruiting and payroll, by the project or as a totally outsourced function. We have consultants in the San Francisco Bay Area; Austin, Texas; and New York City, New York, to support our clients. We coach our clients through all facets of employment – from recruiting a key employee, to managing conflict in the workplace, writing an employee manual, delivering annual harassment prevention training, eliciting top performance from all employees, and guiding companies through terminations and layoffs.

How We Are Different

Staff: Our staff is typically more senior than those of PEO’s or our competitors, which allows us to provide both strategic and tactical services to our clients, while other firms only provide tactical services. We also think like business people not “classic HR” people. We are not road blocks to success, we are facilitators of it.

Service: We are very hands on. Our clients are not directed to a website where they have to find their own answers.  We go onsite, learn their culture, integrate into it, and take care of things seamlessly, saving our clients time and effort.

Julie A. Chendes, SPHR, Founder and CEO

Next Level Strategies was started by Julie Chendes in 2003. Julie’s many years of experience include work in the high tech, non-profit, and marketing industries. Julie holds an M.S. in Human Resources Management, a B.S. in Public Relations, and a Human Resource Certificate from San Francisco State University. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Professional in Human Resources-California (PHRca) as certified by HRCI. Julie taught seminars and consulted with clients at the San Francisco Small Business Development Center for six years. She served on the Board of Directors of Instituto Familiar de la Raza for five years. Julie takes an evening walk and feeds the feral cats in her neighborhood.