Julie Gilbert Profile
Julie is an independent board director, Fortune 50, Technology CEO and Senior Executive as a transformative business and cultural growth to customer, digital and mobile marketing and sales change-agent entrepreneur.
She has created and scaled 8 highly successful businesses and cultures. She is a gifted and inspiring global expert entrepreneur inside and outside Fortune 50 global organizations in critical transformation missions mobilizing legions of humans (employees, customers, partners) around a human-engaging emotionally uplifting experience– – one example being a technology product and service business built from scratch for Best Buy that transformed the company's thinking and drove aggressive financial growth.
She is masterful at reframing heritage brands around a human-engaging experience and utilizing digital marketing expertise, influencer networks to build new customer growth with non-traditional customers specializing in female and millennials. She has successfully built enterprise-wide Fortune 50 innovation and leadership movements building cultures of innovation, inclusion, and business growth of women, millennials, and non-traditional consumers encompassing the US and global consumers.
She was a pioneer by creating the customer and employee "WOLF Pack" Innovation platform to prove, through change, the power of an engaged diverse employee base and pipeline as power to engage diverse customers to significant financial and human elevation outcomes. She is also a financial expert adept at reinventing the P&L strategically with new products, services, and branding toward growth.
Known as a passionate, high-energy, inspirational, and intuitive leader, shapes a fast-paced, high-expectations culture. Models and values perseverance, energy, and optimism to create an environment where people thrive and like to work.
Julie is a highly sought-after professional international speaker engaged in North and South America and Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Her unique attribute is she is not a theoretical speaker. She has done it, lived it, changed it, and scaled it all the while shifting the culture along in Fortune 50 and private organizations. "Julie is laser-focused on the attendees to land powerful action-oriented tangible change along with inspiration." She is a three-time TEDx speaker.
She has served as an adjunct professor for New York University graduate program and frequently guest lectures at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Wharton, St. Thomas University, MIT, London Business School, and IMD International Institute of Management Development (Case Study), Lausanne, Switzerland.
Julie is one of only 325 global Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellows in a 20 year span chosen for her values-based leadership and entrepreneurial skill. She has been honored by The White House Project, Top 40 Women in Business, Huffington Posts Innovator of the Year 2010, and multiple Fortune 50 top Innovation awards. Her leadership outcomes have been profiled in many books and periodicals such as Harvard Business Journal, Time Magazine, Business Week, IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, USA Today, NY Times, O Magazine, and many others.
She is a Board Fellow of The National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the boards of Alerus Financial, PreciouStatus, St. Thomas University's Opus School of Business, Child Neurological Foundation and has served on the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board, Acupera Healthcare, St. Thomas School of Entrepreneurship, and The White House Project Boards. She partnered with her ‘wolves' in the UK and pioneered building the first ever pipeline of women for parliament in the UK and also served as the US Dignitary to Egypt for the historic first ever Susan G Komen Race for the Cure and change management work for women's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Egypt and the middle east.
She holds a Bachelor of Science and MBA degree from the University of Minnesota with highest distinction. She is a 26 year active and licensed CPA in the state of Minnesota. Her curiosity about engaging every person for their unheard voice is what has driven her throughout her career, and continues to intensely and passionately drive her now. It is here where all the growth comes from individually and in business. She is a passionate competitive athlete, and is moved by music, nature, interesting humans and spending as much time as possible with her son. Experienced. Proven.