Julie Whalen

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Julie Whalen

Julie Whalen

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Biography

Ms. Whalen, 48, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a global specialty retailer, where she is responsible for overseeing Williams-Sonoma’s global financial departments including controllership, corporate financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, investor relations, risk management and internal audit and has shared accountability of the brand finance functions.

She joined Williams-Sonoma in 2001 in the corporate financial planning organization and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility from Vice President, Corporate Controller to Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Ms. Whalen began her career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Ms. Whalen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both a B.S. in accounting and a J.D. from Pepperdine University.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams Sonoma Foundation

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376

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2

Birthday

1971

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Special Advisor at Silicon Prairie Advisors LLC

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President, West ELM at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Expedia Group, Inc.

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Tribune Media Co.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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President, Pottery Barn at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Law Degree

Pepperdine University School of Law To learn the law is to understand for perhaps the first time one's place in a community and society whose freedoms and privileges are both defined and guaranteed by the law. Almost every area in daily American life is touched by the legal practice. Thus, the ability to control one's own interactions in those areas and the potential to help others in them are powerful skills. But almost everyone who holds a juris doctor agrees that the process of learning the law is one of the most challenging experiences in a lifetime. Not only must the language of the law be mastered new word by new word, but learning to think analytically almost inevitably requires an examination of many things that had once seemed immutable. Pepperdine University School of Law seeks to provide a few highly qualified students with the opportunity to pursue an academically challenging program in a unique and exciting environment. The student body possesses exceptional intelligence, as well as diversity, and rich and varied talents. Students will be surrounded by others who were also at the top of their undergraduate academic class, leaders in extracurricular activities, and active participants in their community. Alumni will leave prepared to enter positions as counselors, advocates, and judges; they will enter careers in business fields, as well as becoming writers and teachers of the law. We urge you to explore our Web site for a glimpse into this exciting place!

Career History
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
2001 - Current

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We successfully market them through all three major channels — retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. williams sonoma, Business Sales Among all of our brands, we cover every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet. To learn more about who we are, where we came from and what we've accomplished, visit our corporate timeline

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
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KPMG Peat Marwick LLP is an accounting firm that provides auditing services to its clients.

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CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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