Julie E. Tea


Julie brings a broad portfolio to Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, including more than 20 years of experience in higher education, 16 of which have been spent leading executive searches on both the consultancy and institutional sides. Throughout her practice, Julie has assisted public and private institutions in their searches for presidents, all cabinet-level roles, and an array of academic deans. She has also offered boards of trustees guidance on presidential transition. Before joining Storbeck/Pimentel, Julie served as associate managing principal and as a senior consultant for two competitor firms. More than half of Julie’s client base consists of repeat clients and direct awards. In addition, she has developed a strong track record of attracting and yielding candidates of diverse backgrounds. More than 50 percent of her placed candidates are women, and just under 70 percent of the finalist pools culled under her watch have been composed of candidates from underrepresented groups. Julie has been an invited speaker on executive search, presidential transition, and leadership development at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges’ (AGB) National Conference on Trusteeship and at the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Advancing to the Presidency program and National Women’s Leadership Forum. Through her prior positions at small- to medium-sized, highly-selective private universities, Julie 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. She also oversaw a successful presidential transition at the university. Earlier in her career, Julie 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. Julie 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, Italy.