Juli Betwee brings a rare blend of corporate management experience, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial know-how to her work with mid-market firms. Her 25 years of wide-ranging experience give her a keen understanding of the challenges facing CEOs who want to significantly grow and scale their companies. Prior to establishing Pivot Point Partners in 2003, she worked as an executive in Silicon Valley companies pre and post IPO; co-founded MemeWorks, a software development firm; and was a management consultant with Ernst &Young, where she worked with start-ups and major corporations. She co-authored a guide to forging successful business partnerships - Building Strategic Relationships: How to Extend Your Organization’s Reach through Partnerships, Alliances, and Joint Ventures (Jossey-Bass/Wiley).
Through Pivot Point Partners, Juli meets CEOs’ needs for a trusted advisor and partner who can help management teams develop a shared vision, define and strengthen their businesses processes, and align the company around strategic growth plans and objectives. Juli personally leads all consulting engagements; she also draws on an extensive network of partners and collaborators to provide specialized expertise as needed.
As a complement to her consulting work, Juli leads two highly regarded CEO forums. She is also increasingly involved with the social impact movement and is on the advisory board of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. The Program has graduated over 200 entrepreneurs that have positively impacted over 100 million people across the world.
Juli has been named strategic advisor to the board of Women Impacting Public Policy, an organization that represents the interests of entrepreneurs in the national policy arena. Formerly she co-chaired the Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors, which grants millions of dollars annually to fund the University’s intellectual property and research projects.