People who know Julie Chen all say similar things. The moment you meet her, you tend to let your guard down.
You get hit with a big smile, an outgoing and friendly personality, and a lot of laughs.
Even better, you soon find out that she’s also incredibly sharp and multidisciplinary. Whether as a founder, software engineer, or investor, she learns fast and quickly surpasses most of her peers.
Over the past 2.5 years, we’ve gotten to know all of these things better than most while having Julie on the Contrary team.
And over that time, she’s become a natural leader within the organization, helping us run core initiatives like home(work). Everyone knows her name, she’s well-respected, and of course, everyone loves being around her.
For that reason – and many others – we’re excited to share that after a competitive process, Julie Chen is this year’s Chief of Staff!
She’ll be helping us run all things Contrary, and we’re grateful to have her involved in a more full-time capacity.