Julie Gilbert

Founder PreciousStatus

March 4th 12:00 PM McNeely 116

Julie is an internationally profiled executive entrepreneur and, most recently, the visionary founder of PreciouStatus, an award-winning mobile technology connecting loved ones to those in care facilities and schools and now deployed in childcare centers, schools, hospitals, eldercare, & others.

Recently, Julie has received the 2013 North American Most Innovative Company of the Year by Bloomberg, Fast Company, and others; 2013 Executive Healthcare TRUST Innovator of the Year
, 2013 Association for Corporate Growth BOLD Entrepreneur Award, 
2012 MN Cup Grand Prize winner as the top business; 2012 MN Cup High Tech Winner, and 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year by Huffington Post.

She also founded the 10-year-old “Wolf Means Business” which is recognized globally as the “proven standard” in creating revenue growth via innovation, marketing and engaging women consumers in 53 countries. Clients include Nintendo, Motorola, Major League Baseball, Loblaws, Lifetouch, Target, and others.

Julie is a proven 20-plus year senior business executive at Best Buy and also at Deloitte creating and launching 7 large new businesses, running P&Ls over more than $5 billion, and generating more than $11 billion in incremental revenues both inside and out of Fortune 100 companies.

Julie has been profiled in Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, IMD University (case study), Oprah magazine, USA Today, New York Times and others as “the business strategy, marketing and consumer mobilizer expert.” 

 She has also won many awards for her business creation, leadership, and financial and cultural results.

She is a highly sought global motivational & business speaker as well as a an academic instructor/guest lecturer at IMD: Switzerland who wrote a 5 year case study on Julie’s Wolf platform, London Cass Business School, Wharton, MIT She is also a TED Speaker. She has served on the board of Acupera (a healthcare company), Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board & The White House Project.

Julie holds her MBA, with high distinction, degree from the University of Minnesota as well as her bachelor of science degree in accounting, with high distinction, from the University of Minnesota. She is an active CPA in the state of Minnesota.

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