Julia Ivory, based in Toronto, draws on deep experience in retail, apparel, luxury goods and consumer goods to help both rapidly growing companies and incumbents meet their evolving talent needs. She has a particular focus on executive development and succession planning.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Julia worked for McKinsey and Company based in Toronto, initially as an Associate Consultant before advancing to Engagement Manager and then Associate Partner. As a member of that firm’s retail and consumer goods practice, she advised leading brands, retailers and investors worldwide on growth strategies, marketing and sales, and consumer insights. Julia began her career at Loblaw Companies Ltd., where she served as an Analyst in the Grocery business unit, as a Manager of Strategic Planning & Insights, and as a Merchant for Cosmetics, Fragrances & Jewelry.
Julia earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.