Helping teams build their early talent foundation, focusing on a great candidate + employee experience through attraction + selection, onboarding, recognition, reward, and development.

See below for the variety of ways we can partner with each other.

Cactus Blossom


Onsite + remote, helping companies lay down the foundation of their talent + people programs

Fishing Rods


Partnered search for talent + hr roles 

(container model)


Helping Early Teams Build Their Talent Muscle


Recruiting + Interview Process Development, including ATS selection and set up

Job Description Creation + Calibration

Onboarding Program Design

Employee Handbook Development

Employee Referral Program Development

Compensation Benchmarking

Job Leveling + Career Path Design

Manager Training

Performance Feedback Frameworks

Employee Engagement Ideation

Recruit Your Internal Recruiter




Amy Knapp has over twenty years of experience leading various programs that impact the employee lifecycle, including talent acquisition, onboarding, recognition, engagement, and retention. Amy is the founder of Peoplebeam and partners with early teams, from strategy to execution, on building their early talent infrastructure.

Most recently, Amy was the head of talent for the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, Redpoint, helping their portfolio companies build the right sized talent and people programs, along with partnering with the firm on growing their team. Previously, she led talent acquisition at Chegg during its journey through IPO, led human resources and talent at Ning (acquired by Glam Media), recruited for the human resources and benefits teams at Google, and held recruiting and hr roles at a number of pharmaceutical, medical device and retail companies.

Amy is the co-creator of OpenRec, an annual talent leadership conference centered around thought leadership and knowledge sharing in the startup talent community. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from Salem State University and lives in the Boston suburbs with her family.