Julie Kanak

Julie serves as Managing Director in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices contributing her expertise in global business, banking and natural resources. She is active in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Consumer, Energy and Financial Services Practices and a key member of the Board, CEO and CFO Practices.

Julie has recruited board, general management and financial executives for public, private equity- backed and family-owned enterprises. Her clients range from Fortune 500 to emerging companies. Her banking activity encompasses senior level placements in coverage / corporate finance, treasury, risk management, investment banking and capital markets for the world’s leading financial institutions.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Julie spent four years with a leading global search firm and boutique global agribusiness firm complimenting her 26 years in banking and corporate finance, principally focused on, agribusiness, food and energy. The bulk of Julie’s global corporate and investment banking career was spent with the legacy institutions of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as North American Head of AgriFoods working closely with global leaders. Her career also included more than ten years as a global banker and senior executive with Australia & New Zealand Banking Group and State Bank of South Australia in New York and Chicago.

Professional Activities & Achievements Kellogg Global Alumnae Initiative, Founding Chair

Education MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

BBA, University of Iowa

Global Agribusiness Executive Program, Harvard Business School

Pacific Rim Bankers Program, Foster School, University of Washington

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