Julie is the VP of SMB Partner Ecosystem at SAP. She has worked in the technology industry for over eighteen years. Her deep experience has focused on GTM strategy, commercial channel and loyalty program design and execution, inbound marketing strategy and execution, business operational analysis and P&L management, practice and people capability development, and soft dollar channel incentives. Prior to SAP, she was a General Manager for the Microsoft Partner Network for seven years reporting to Microsoft’s global channel chief. In this position, Julie and her team led the global commercial channel strategy and program architecture, capability development, business operations and partner success functions worldwide. As part of this her team also lead work with the Product Groups and Field teams around global commercial channel product and service launch planning, value proposition development and readiness.

Prior to Microsoft, Julie was a Senior Executive (Partner) at Accenture who served in a cross-functional capacity both as a Sales and Marketing practice leader within High Tech (focused on Microsoft) and a global Channel\PRM subject matter expert as well as the PNW Executive Lead for Accenture’s Great Place to Work for Women initiative. During her eleven year tenure at Accenture, Julie received a number of leadership and mentoring awards and played an ongoing role around Accenture’s support of the UW Foster School of Business MBA program and its graduates.

Julie has a BA in Psychology from Whitman College, an MBA from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing an MS in Interactive Marketing Communications at Northwestern University’s Medill School.