Julie Tea

Managing Director

Julie Tea is a Managing Director at Storbeck Search, part of Diversified Search Group. Tea has served higher education for more than 25 years, and today assists colleges and universities in searches for presidents, cabinet-level roles, and academic deans. She also regularly advises boards of trustees on presidential transition. Before joining Storbeck, Tea served as associate managing principal and as a senior consultant for two competitor firms.

Through prior positions in campus settings, Tea garnered experience working at the executive, graduate, and undergraduate levels. She served as a special assistant and direct report to the president at the University of Richmond, playing a critical role in the development of the institution’s leadership team.

Earlier in her career, Tea directed Georgetown University’s international undergraduate admission program before moving to the Georgetown Graduate Public Policy Institute (now the McCourt School of Public Policy) to coordinate its academic administration and career development arm. She began her work in education abroad, as a teacher of English as a second language for the St. Stephen’s School, an international high school in Rome.

Tea has been an invited speaker on executive search, presidential transition, and leadership development at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and at the American Council on Education (ACE).