Julie received her Master and Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School in New York. Julie Choi went on to found and build one of the most successful leadership and talent advisory firms in the US. Over her career, she has provided expert counsel to blue chip clients and industry-leaders: CEOs, Founders, Business Leaders, Directors and Strategic Advisors. Under Julie’s stewardship, Choi & Burns has maintained an unparalleled track record and reputation. Julie is an award-winning CEO, nominated along with thousands of business and professional services executives, and recognized with a Gold for Executive of the Year (Business & Professional Services, Less Than 100 Employees) and Silver for Woman of the Year (Business Services Industries).
Julie has built strategic partnerships and mindshare with clients, such that many directly cite their work with the firm as a driver of their precipitous growth and impact on shareholders. Julie is a champion of the people agenda driving the business agenda. Julie is known for fiercely yet justly representing the ethos and mission of clients, not the transaction of a hire, which requires rigor to find excellent fits with uncompromising standards. It also results in unprecedented retention rates.
Julie is not afraid to disrupt the search industry’s approach to diversifying boards. She serves as US Chairman of Nurole, the board and executive-level digital hiring platform that is addressing the disconnect between demand for diversity and the hidden supply of board-ready women. Nurole enables its elite (invite and recommendation only), pre-vetted membership network of thousands of Fortune 500, NASDAQ, FTSE, and PE/VC-backed Chairmen, CEO and board members, strategic advisors, and digital leaders to find and directly apply to blue chip board and C-Suite roles, digitally.