Julie Jakob moved to Utah in 2004 from Sacramento, CA, bringing with her a full-service marketing agency--Jakob Marketing Partners (JMP). Before starting her own business, Julie worked for Wells Fargo Bank, where she moved up through the company to various marketing positions, ultimately serving as the vice president for the Home Equity Group's nationwide direct mail program.
Workplace flexibility and teamwork are important to Julie. One of the core values at JMP is to have fun, so Julie organizes company-wide offsite events, has contests, and incorporates silliness in many aspects of day-to-day work, in an effort to create an enjoyable atmosphere. JMP was the only company in Utah to be named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ two years in a row.
Julie understands firsthand the challenges of being a busy working mom, so JMP offers a variety of flexible working options to support her employees and help alleviate the stress experienced when having to choose between work and family. She also solicits suggestions to make the office run more efficiently. JMP provides employees with a well-stocked refrigerator and pantry that has drinks and snacks available at no cost, a paid holiday on their birthday, and daily fitness breaks. JMP is also dog-friendly, so employees can bring their dogs to work.
She is currently a member of the Women’s Philanthropic Network, the Holladay Chamber of Commerce, Smart Women In Marketing (S.W.I.M.), the Park City Women’s Business Network, Mountain West Capital Network, Corporate Alliance, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and is vice president of membership for the Utah Chapter of the Nation Association of Women Business Owners (N.A.W.B.O.). She is also on the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund’s review committee.
Julie and her family relocated to Utah so her children could pursue their ski-racing careers. She is an avid hiker, reader, and vegan cook, and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible with her family and her golden retriever, Rocky.