President & COO, Eved Inc.
Julie Silverstein is the President & Chief Operating Officer for Eved. Julie brings 20+ years of experience and leadership in the outsourced businesses services sector, including participating in multiple ownership transfer transactions where she gained experience with private partnerships, private equity and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). Prior to Eved, Julie served as President & Chief Operating Officer for SmithBucklin Corporation, the world's largest association management company, providing event services, staffing and turn-key professional services to associations, corporations and government entities. Julie began her career at SmithBucklin launching and servicing professional associations in the technology space, working closely with the leaders of market innovators Oracle, IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP and others to grow world-class customer organizations. Julie was promoted to SVP for the Technology Practice, where her organization supported over 30 technology associations. Shortly thereafter, Julie became the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for the company's entire client management organization, overseeing over 100 associations and professional societies across three broad business sectors. In 2005 she was promoted to the President and COO, becoming the first woman president, executive committee member and board member.
Julie is a member of the Chicago Network, an organization of high-ranking women executives in the Chicagoland area. Her natural competitive drive comes through in her 12 years serving as President of the Chicago Women's Rugby Club, where she played competitively at a national level. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan.