Meet The Team
Ritu Pancholy - Founder
Ritu Pancholy, Esq. is the founder of Culturupt, a HR consulting firm. She is an experienced workplace investigator and an attorney barred in New York and New Jersey. Ritu has over 10 years of deep experience in handling employment related matters for organizations including public companies and the government. Most recently, Ritu was in-house global employment counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (a public company with 5,000 employees) where she was responsible for all employment, compliance and litigation matters. Ritu supervised all global employment and compliance investigations, handled on boarding and performance management questions, advised on employment policies, as well as reductions in force, and championed diversity and inclusion programs. Ritu has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University and has taught Conducting Internal Investigations.
Ritu is a graduate of Duke Law School and received her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. Prior to working in-house, Ritu was as an attorney at the NYC Department of Education where she advised the agency on employment and education matters, handled investigations and defended the agency against suits with the EEOC or federal/state agencies. Ritu started her career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP in New York City.
Ritu is passionate about providing organizations with the tools necessary to build a respectful culture and empower its employees. Ritu believes that people are the heart of all organizations and that organizations must manage these relationships with care.
Tracey Gutierrez, Career Coach
After spending over 15 years in various executive corporate jobs, Tracey realized she was missing something essential from her life. Deeply confused and distressed, she sought help from a coach. Through coaching, she reawakened her passion for living each moment to the fullest.
Tracey now dedicates her life to helping others reconnect with their passions to live deeply fulfilling, joyful lives. Tracey is a Certified Professional Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also an authorized facilitator of Now What?® career coaching. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and has worked in sales, advertising, media, marketing, consulting and research for Univision Communications, Azteca America, Liberman Broadcasting, StarMedia Network, LoBue Associates (and now defunct RespondTV and Strategis Group).
Blue Chevigny, LCSW, MPH
Blue Chevigny, LCSW, MPH is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York and New Jersey who utilizes an eclectic mix of theories, including psychodyamic, cognitive-behavioral,and mindfulness-based systems principles.
She’s treated scores of children, adolescents and adults, individually and in family and couples treatment, striving with each to create an opportunity for clarity, relief and development. She believes therapy can help us slow down and be in the moment and embodied in our feelings in ways that bring clarity to our own patterns and to our own potential.
Working in a team with Tracey and Ritu allows different points of view to come into the work with groups in workplaces, and the interdisciplinary approach adds a new layer of complexity and depth to working on ourselves in collaboration with others.