Julie Elaine Brown is a serial entrepreneur and online veteran of the interactive industry, with 19 years’ experience.
As president of Kusadama, she leads a team of curated, seasoned digital experts, and personally specializes in “complicated content”–crafting online marketing plans for pharmaceutical, other heavily-regulated industries, and enterprise ecommerce.
She is the former C.E.O. of a Series A-1 funded health & wellness ecommerce platform (funded at 4.17 million), whose assets were sold in 2010 just 9 months after launch.
Prior to the startup she was an in-house digital consultant for Johnson & Johnson, where her primary initiative was building Strength for Caring, a marketplace and community for elder caregivers (now a part of AARP). She has helped build the strategic digital foundation, and online marketing/customer experience plans for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, including StubHub (sold to eBay), HP, Apple, Microsoft CIO, Visa USA, CNNsi, Sega, Pet Dialog (A Zoetis/Pfizer brand), NRG Energy, Reliant Consumer, Years of Living Dangerously, and more.
She is an active advisor for several startups, as well as an Associate Producer of “The University Film” which follows students from Singularity University–created by renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil and entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, with support from NASA, Google, and others.
She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University, and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived in San Francisco for nearly 20 years (five of which were split between SF and NYC), and now resides in Venice, CA with her turbo-jet Jack Russell.