Julie is the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of The Strategic Financial Alliance, Inc. (“SFA”), an independent broker/dealer and SEC-registered investment adviser. She joined SFA in 2013. She also serves as President and Chief Compliance Officer of Strategic Blueprint, LLC, a registered investment adviser and sister company of SFA. Julie’s compliance roles have ranged from her humble beginnings at a three person broker/dealer in the 1980s that structured and sold private placements to a 3,000+ rep insurance-related broker dealer. She has devoted most of her career working with or for independent firms, where she has learned to appreciate both the entrepreneurial spirit of the independent financial professional, and the challenge of building and managing compliance programs to help guide that spirit without crushing it. Julie has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the Investor Financial Group broker/dealers, which were purchased by ING; Old Mutual Financial Network Securities, Inc., a distributing broker/dealer for a variable annuity designed for the advisor channel; and FISCO Investment Management, LP, which was adviser to 3(c)1 and 3(c)7 private funds. Additionally, Julie also was the Chief Supervisory Officer of World Group Securities, Inc., where she helped develop and implement the inaugural Supervisory Division for its large and geographically dispersed sales force. Julie has passed the Series 7, Series 24 and Series 66 exams. She earned a BA in Psychology from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and undertook graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta.