Management Team Technical Staffing Solutions
Technical Staffing Solutions
Technical Staffing Solutions

Management Team

Forstar Resources, Ltd. was founded in June 1999 by information technology specialists Barbara Rappaport and Jamie Blitz, seasoned veterans in the recruiting and executive placement industry. Click on a name below.

Jamie Blitz Barbara Rappaport Hayley Foster

Jamie Blitz, a founder and the current president of Forstar Resources, Ltd., graduated from Ithaca College in 1993 and began working in the Information Technology staffing industry a year later. Before starting Forstar, he worked for a global IT staffing organization, where he was the manager of recruiting and sales and responsible for consulting service and full-time placements. Under his watch, the consulting staff grew by more than 1,000%.
A founder and chief executive officer of Forstar Resources, Barbara Rappaport is a lifelong entrepreneur, having owned and operated several successful retailing and service businesses. She was a pioneer in the staffing field, operating a "head-hunting" company in the late 1970s, in what was then a developing field.

Barbara serves on the boards and executive committees of a number of charities. She works to advance breast cancer research for North Shore Hospital Women's Council; to promote early intervention for hearing-impaired children for the League for Hard of Hearing; and to rehabilitate substance abusers for Daytop Village.
During the past decade, Hayley Foster has developed significant relationships with the managers of a number of major corporations in New York City - corporations that now turn to Forstar for IT employment needs. From 1991-2000, she worked for The Paramount Group, most recently as Marketing Manager for the leasing and marketing of Class A office space to Fortune 500 companies. Before that, she worked for two years as a licensed real estate broker for Sylvan Lawrence Inc.

A 1989 graduate of American University, Hayley lives with her husband and three children in Manhattan.