Vice President, Marketing
ManpowerGroup, North America
As vice president of North America Marketing for ManpowerGroup, Julie Cole is focused on the strategic positioning of the company’s brands in the marketplace and driving business growth. Utilizing a client-focused marketing approach, she sets the strategic direction to develop innovative products and services that meet client needs and differentiate ManpowerGroup from the competition.
Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Cole was Chief Marketing Officer at Quarles & Brady, LLP, a national law firm. In this role, she led the firm’s marketing initiatives, including strategic planning, brand management, public relations and client relations, and was instrumental in the creation of the firm’s Client Service team program.
Cole also held leadership roles at another national law firm, a large regional healthcare company and The Columbus Dispatch.
As a life-long learner, Cole is passionate about knowledge and innovation. She has completed executive classes in Six Sigma and is a certified Myers-Briggs instructor.
Julie co-chairs the Marketing Committee of MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee), a citywide effort to showcase and connect Milwaukee’s talent and innovation. In addition, she serves on the cabinet of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which is dedicated to building one of the first centers in the country that will provide holistic services to victims of domestic violence.
Throughout her career, Cole has won numerous awards for her creativity and innovation. She is an alumnus of Leadership Columbus and a “Forty Under 40” honoree. Cole received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.