Erik Buckholz has been with the Compass HR team since 2002. He began his career as an HR manager and has held several positions within Compass over the last 15 years including Director of Training and Regional HR business partner. In these roles, Buckholz has provided strategic HR leadership and consultation focused on anticipating and assessing emerging business and people trends and identifying and implementing the appropriate Human Resource business solutions.
As CulinArt’s Director of Human Resources, Buckholz oversees the professional development, retention and career paths of team members at both the hourly and management level. He manages a department that administers to the daily, short-term and long-term needs of CulinArt’s team members, including HR strategy, Employee Engagement, Talent Development, Compensation and much more.
Previous to working for Compass Group, Buckholz was employed as an HR manager for Balducci’s food market. He also has worked as a recruiter for a technical services company and in labor relations at a hospital on Long Island. Buckholz has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in HR Management from Stony Brook University and is nationally recognized as a senior professional in HR by the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a military veteran who served over 7 years on both active duty and in the reserves.