Julie Wheelan

Julie partners with disruptive consumer health and wellness companies to build brand-focused leadership teams capable of achieving transformational impact and growth.

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Based in San Francisco, Julie advises clients who focus on improving the health and well-being of individuals around the world. She partners with her clients to find and develop CEO and C-level leaders who will drive transformative growth and brings deep expertise and over 25 years of experience in leadership advisory, brand strategy and transformation, global marketing leadership, P&L management, and data-driven business growth.   

Previously, Julie was executive vice president and managing director at Real Chemistry (formerly W2O Group), a top-tier global healthcare marketing agency, where she led a >$15M portfolio of marketing and strategy engagements for healthcare transformers such as Takeda, GRAIL, Karius, and Quanta. In this role, she served as strategic thought-partner to C-level executives, providing proactive counsel for advancing their business and brand goals, and she led cross-functional internal teams on the development and implementation of forward-thinking brand launches and omnichannel marketing initiatives.

Previously in her career, Julie founded two integrative medicine businesses dedicated to serving cancer patients and caregivers, and also spent 15+ years providing strategic marketing consulting to a range of clients, including Gap Inc, Jamba Juice, Vocera, Health Evolution, and MATTER. She began her career in brand management with Harley-Davidson, Williams-Sonoma, and Gap, Inc.

Julie holds a BA in economics and psychology from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
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