The West Group leverages the extensive experience of specialists in many business areas to provide the best resource team working closely with you to achieve your business goals.
Julie’s experience spans various leadership roles and executive management positions from nonprofit organizations to retail to technology; from entrepreneurial startups to global giants. She believes in the strength of the defining moments in our life is what makes us all unique; building on those experiences of success and opportunity sets us apart from the rest. She is gifted at identifying the gaps and aligns your resources to go beyond the expected, building loyalty internally and externally and empowering you to thrive.
Because of her expertise and experience Julie can support business leaders and entrepreneurs who need the catalyst to execute the roadmap for redesigning market strategy, evaluate an acquisition action plan, or traverse the waters of capital expansion. In short, she has walked in your shoes.
She opened her first start-up in her 20s. By the time she sold it five years later, it had been named one of the top 100 businesses of its kind in the country. Julie lead a regional not for profit organization to increase their revenue by 35%. Moving from domestic markets to the global markets, Julie created tremendous growth in Great Plains Software® by driving a global team to increase partner participation by over 130% worldwide. As a Director at Microsoft ®, Julie increased revenue by expanding the product to meet customer needs spanning new markets and distribution models. As the President/COO of two privately-owned global organizations she increased revenue by 145%, launched new products and services, developed new regions and world-wide markets and increased team member performance through skill development while creating a great place to work. She consistently shapes customers into raving fans by developing the needs of the customer into business solutions and maintaining a constant eye on customer satisfaction. She has repeatedly proven that she can bring an organization to the next level by inspiring all levels of the company to step up and drive innovation through collaborative teams and staff enablement. Julie continues to learn through the hands on experiences given to her every day, building her reputation for moving businesses and individuals through the many stages of their journey…a champion for encouraging you to jump into the driver’s seat of your life and not settle for anything less. Her proven success across multiple markets and multiple industries to drive business growth and establish the vision to propel success is her passion.
Julie lives in Fargo, N.D., working with her clients across the country. Knowing the importance of balance, she enjoys music, dancing and exploring new parts of the world as well as spending time in northern MN at the lake creating lasting memories with her husband, their children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.