Julie Hembrock Daum leads the North American Board Practice and serves on the board of directors of Spencer Stuart. She consults with corporate boards, working with companies of all sizes from the Fortune 10 to pre-IPO companies. She has conducted more than 1,000 board of director assignments, recently recruiting outside directors for General Electric, Coach, Wal-Mart, Bank of Montreal, numerous IPOs and spin off boards.
An expert in governance and the boardroom
- A recognized expert on governance topics, Julie helped found and develop the Wharton School’s Corporate Governance: Fresh Insights and Best Practices for Directors program and is regularly quoted in The New York Times, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She is also the co-author of the recent business book You Need a Leader—Now What? How to Choose the Best Person for Your Organization.
- Julie has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Governance by NACD/Directorship Magazine every year since its inception and Crain's New York Business named her one of the 100 Most Influential Women in New York.
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Julie was the executive director of the corporate board resource at Catalyst, where she managed all board of directors' activities and worked with companies to identify qualified women for their boards. Julie began her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles.
Julie is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in corporate finance. She serves on the board of directors of Citymeals on Wheels and as a commissioner for the Women's Refugee Commission.