Englewood Cliffs, NJ/December 16, 2015 – Julie B. Kampf, CEO & Chief Possibilities Officer of the executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International, has been named one of New York Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence Award honorees. Kampf is among 79 New York metropolitan area business leaders recognized as women who innovate, succeed and pay it forward. She will be honored at an awards luncheon to be held on Jan. 20.
Kampf launched JBK in 2003 and built it into a $5 million executive talent solutions firm recognized as a national leader in diversity recruitment. Among many philanthropic endeavors, she co-founded the Bergen County chapter of Women United in Philanthropy; launched a philanthropic initiative during her tenure as President of the 1,750-member Metro Chapter of the Healthcare Business Businesswomen’s Association; and serves on the Board of Visitors of Howard University’s John H. Johnson’s School of Communications. She also offers employees paid time for philanthropic activities.
Increasingly, specialist boutiques are coming into the viewfinder of major companies who are looking at options outside of the large, generalist players to recruit top talent. No firm epitomizes this trend more than Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based JBK Associates, which serves industry disciplines including healthcare, consumer/ retail & luxury, financial services, not-for-profit and life sciences. In the following interview firm founder and CEO, Julie Kampf, discusses the firm’s key position in the marketplace.