April Meeting Speaker: Julie Rasmussen, on Russia Today

Julie Rasmussen has led international business startups, turn arounds and high growth companies for over 25 years. Recently, she served as interim COO for the 8 portfolio companies of a publicly traded holding company based in Dallas, TX. She also sits on the board of the holding company. She lived and worked in Russia and the UK for over 15 years before returning to the US and relocating permanently to Colorado. She has extensive CEO and private, public and nonprofit board experience in industries such as real estate development, fast moving consumer goods, franchising, car leasing and rental and direct selling.

As a child, she spent her summers at her grandparents’ log cabin near Florissant, CO. After college, she moved to Aspen to wait tables and be a ski bum, only to get a job helping produce a whitewater river rafting documentary in Siberia for ABC TV. After spending most of her adult life abroad, Julie’s goal has always been to get back to Colorado where her heart and home are.

Here’s what Julie’s colleagues say about her:
“I can say without reservation that Julie Rasmussen is one of the finest corporate executives I’ve ever worked with in the last 25 years of my career in corporate communications. She is exceptionally bright, uniquely talented, passionate about her work, forthright and fair in the management of her team, engaged in the world outside her balance sheet, and, in the end, a kind person you can trust completely.”