Julia McGillis, a senior business leader with more than 20 years of experience in digital innovation, data and analytics and customer insights, is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Data & Analytics and Technology Officer practices, based in Toronto. Julia works closely with our clients as they embark on digital transformations enabled by big data and advanced analytics. Julia draws on her expertise to help data-driven enterprises identify and recruit key leaders, assess talent, and align their organization and culture for success.

Expert in technology leadership

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Julia was a managing director and head of industries for Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), leading cross-operating company client relationships and strategic sales across digital and technology, financial services, retail, healthcare, energy and transportation clients globally.
  • Most recently, Julia led global digital, technology and innovation for MMC and guided the development of new client-facing products and solutions, developing platforms and advisory solutions in conjunction with business unit CIOs, chief digital officers, and heads of data and analytics.
  • Julia’s early career was spent at Oliver Wyman, where she led corporate strategy assignments across industry sectors.

Julia earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

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