Proprietor, Salesman & Influential Figure: Julia Jackson

Julia JacksonJackson Family Wines of the Pacific Northwest has been on a mission since 1982. Founded by the late Jess Jackson, This family owned and operated company is pushing the boundaries for what a successful winemaker is and should be. Jess Jackson, and his wife Barbara Banke were the perfect one-two punch. He handled the physical growing of the agriculture and she handled the demanding business side of the company. Their children played a vital role as well because they actually had to work out the fields of the Santa Maria Valley. The principles of hard work has carried over into adulthood as these individuals hold prominent positions within the company itself. Julia Jackson, the youngest daughter of Jess and Barbara, seem to stand out even from a young age. Her love for wine didn’t occur until after she spent some time working in Bordeaux, France.

This is where she entrenched herself fully by studying distribJulia Jacksonution, push-downs, French sales, yeast-adds and many more. At times, she would work 14-hour days. Learning about global market was her goal, and she did just that by shadowing Nicolas Seillan. Julia also has a close friend who just so happen to be French. As of today, she works as a representative, a proprietor and a salesman for Jackson Family Wines. This company has a huge global following thanks to its many wineries. These wineries are located in France, South Africa, Australia, Chile and Italy. Its Barbara’s Clone Pinot Noir has a dark red color, and it’s full of blueberry and smoky earth aromas. Julia has accomplished her dreams thanks to attending Stanford University, by studying in France and by being a part of a well-established organization. Seeds of Empowerment is also her actual nonprofit foundation, and it gives back to the tune of $100,000 per year.

Julie Zuckerberg: An Executive Recruiter Lead

Julie Zuckerberg works at Deutsche Bank as a Vice President and an Executive Recruiter and a Talent Acquisition Leader. Deutsche Bank is an investment bank with its roots in Germany. She is a graduate of the City University of New York-Brooklyn College, where she graduated with a bachelor in Philosophy. She later on enrolled at New York Law School and graduated with a law degree.

Julie has enjoyed an active career throughout her life. In 2002, her career kicked off when she joined Hudson, which is a recruiting and consulting firm in New York. She took a position of director of candidate placement. During her tenure at Hudson, which lasted five years, she was able to recruit paralegals, support staff, attorneys, case managers, as well as other employees that were required. She was entrusted with the responsibilities of providing job information, promotion, benefits that come with the job, guidelines, and the nature of employment. Her background in law also came in handy, especially when solving workplace related conflicts, offering employee counseling, and providing her expertise in conflict resolution.

In 2007, she joined Citi Global Consumer Bank located in New York City as their Executive Recruiter. She specifically worked with Citi Global Functions, which is a department of the Citigroup Inc. She was tasked with helping the management to formulate various recruitment strategies and come up with adequate compensation trends which would attract the best talents and give the firm a competitive advantage in the market. She also incorporated various methods of recruitment, including direct sourcing, employee referral, social media, and internet search. She was also tasked with recruiting executive level personnel in legal, audit and compliance departments. In 2011, she was considered for the position of Executive Recruiter for Citi Global Consumer Bank due to her impressive performance with Citi Global Functions. Her skills and knowledge in law also made it possible for her to be involved in various levels of negotiations, including immigrations, equity buyouts, clawbacks as well as the relocation of the workforce. She was also expected to handle global sourcing of talent by engaging promising candidates from other regions, while on the other hand handling issues related to expatriate process and international relocation.

In 2013, she joined New York Life Insurance Company as an Experienced Hire Recruiting Lead and later on becoming the Corporate Vice President. She helped to formulate and design models for recruitment of talents across the country. Her partnership with senior management in identifying client needs also proved vital in providing creative solutions to the business. Her period with New York Life Insurance only lasted four months, but she was able to achieve so much in that short period.

Julie enjoys the outdoors and social event. She has stated that she loves nature and traveling. She likes to read new books, especially the business and corporate books. The nature of her work has made it possible for her to meet new and influential people as well. She is currently residing in Manhattan, New York.