Julie Kampf

Julie Kampf is a global business executive and thought-leader on talent, culture and diversity, with 30 years of experience in operating roles and on both not-for-and for-profit Boards of Directors. She is currently a Non-Executive Board Director of both Jupiter Neuroscience, a Florida-based biotech company, and EOM Pharma based in New York, where she chairs Nom/Gov and Compensation committees respectively.  She is the Chief Executive Officer of JBK Associates International(“JBK”).   She founded JBK in 2003, which has grown to become a multi-million-dollar retained executive search firm and as one of INC’s fastest growing private companies for four consecutive years.  Julie has a reputation for delivering results that exceed expectations working with company CEOs and Boards, ranging from those included in the Fortune 100 to early-stage start-up companies.  She is a current member of the NACD and The Private Director’s Association.

Prior to founding JBK and moving into the life science industry, Julie gained deep business knowledge in product development, marketing, sales, and organizational development within retail and consumer products, having started her 17-year career in the fashion industry in the Macy’s Executive Management program, and with a subsequent series of roles of increasing responsibility at Warnaco Inc, Hartmann Inc and Michael Stevens, LTD, a PE-owned company ultimately rising to SVP with P&L responsibilities where she enjoyed a track record of consistently growing revenues and delivering strong profits/EBIDTA.

In addition to prior public board experience, and her current private board responsibilities, Julie has significant not-for-profit board and advisory committee experience having served on Howard University’s School of Communications Board of Visitors, where she helped launch an entrepreneurial incubator and established an award for student entrepreneurs. Her not-for-profit board service spans the Linkage Diversity Summit, Enterprising Women Magazine, International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  Additionally, she has served on the Executive Committee of Good Grief, a national leader in delivering grief services to children and their families, and she is a long-time sponsor and supporter of Community Hope based in New Jersey that serves Veteran’s transitional needs so they may have a supportive environment as they start to rebuild their lives after active duty.

Deeply committed to enhancing the careers and well-being of other women, Julie was President of the 1,750-member HBA (Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association) Metro Chapter, where she co-founded a successful mentoring program.  At the same time as a founding member of Bergen County’s Women United in Philanthropy, she helped launch the area’s largest grantor giving circle focused on women’s issues.

Julie has received numerous awards, including having been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business, an Enterprising Woman of The Year, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Woman Finalist and a Brava Smart CEO Winner. In 2013 and 2009, Julie was recognized as one of the PharmaVoice 100 ‘most inspiring people in the Life Science Industry’.

As a thought leader, Julie has spoken at the Yale School of Management to the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, published articles on talent-related issues, appeared on national TV and other media outlets, and has authored a book on how to stand up for principles such as quality, integrity and service.

Julie earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, and minored in Marketing.  Outside She is a die-hard golfer, a two-puppy mom, and loves to travel with her husband, mostly to play golf .