Julie Gilbert | Partner, McKinsey & Company

Julie Gilbert

Julie is an explosive growth expert and global stratgegic business builder at McKinsey & Company. She also leads McKinsey’s Global Leap Business-building Founders Club and also Global Leap Business Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a 20+ year Fortune 50 senior executive and independent CEO/founder having built and scaled 17 technology B2C and B2B businesses, founder and CEO of SaaS global technology platform.   She is also a long-time board member.  At Best Buy, she served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Growth.  She led the new business build and  transformation while there including 5 new business creations (5 of which were at Fortune 50 Best Buy and 80% of these were/are multi-billion dollar highly profitable businesses) and 5 enterprise capability builds.  She led the female and customer transformation at Best Buy nearly 20 years ago with her innovative WOLF innovation platform which she also scaled to 26 countries contributing a cultural change and also $4.4 billion in incremental female-driven revenue.

Her innovative strategy and execution leadership has been profiled in Harvard Business Review, IMD in Switzerland, and many business periodicals for her outcomes.  She is a also a sought after speaker including two-time TED speaker.

Julie is driven by building teams that elevating employee and consumer voices, especially those not traditionally heard, and bringing diverse people together in a manner that enables a strong, high-performance, one-team, powerful outcomes in business and human leadership.

She is the mother of an amazing son and loves engaging great people, music, working out, and nature.