Julie Ellis has 15 years of experience in financial services industry and was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for a privately held omni channel retailer in Canada, responsible for driving the company’s growth toward operational excellence, team integration and market expansion. She is also the co-founder of the successful Canadian small business Mabel’s Labels, and has been involved in the business and startup communities for many years. She was Chair of the Board at Innovation Factory in Hamilton, ON., which offers programs that accelerate the innovation process for up-and-coming companies through collaboration with community-based resources from business, science, government, academia and finance. She is the current Board Chair at Angel One Investor Network, one of the most active angel groups in Canada.
Julie has extensive experience mentoring and coaching executives and entrepreneurs interested in leadership growth. She completed the Professional Coach Training Program through the Co-Active Training Institute. Her coaching skills and experience allow her to support and grow high potential leaders and executives in leadership transition. She supports leaders of all levels across several industries to achieve their professional goals and is a sought-after speaker and presenter on topics ranging from leadership development, to corporate culture building, to growth and scale. Julie is also a two-time winner of the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, in the category of RBC Momentum (2009) and Profit Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship (2014).
Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo. She has received the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation and has completed the Canadian Securities Course