Santa Clara University Leavey School of Bussiness


Santa Clara University Leavey School of Bussiness
Managing Director, Iron Butterfly Consulting

Julie Cavanna-Jerbic is a senior operations executive, qualified financial expert, and corporate strategist recognized for leading complex organizations by aligning strategy and growth objectives with corporate goals. A former CFO, GM, and CIO at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), Julie directed top-level, high profile initiatives in Finance, Sales Operations, and IT that streamlined operations across organizations.

As the Managing Director of Iron Butterfly Consulting, LLC, Julie Cavanna-Jerbic currently advises leadership teams on effectively managing transactions and market disruptions. Julie is known for her expertise in technology-based businesses including Services, SaaS, Cloud, Data Analytics, and ERP Initiatives. Her signature workshop, The Pragmatic & Strategic CFO, allows professionals to develop skills to manage across the enterprise and function at the COO level with a focus on increasing shareholder value. Julie shares her expertise nationally by offering business advisory services to make your business thrive in the face of change, executive education to build your leaders of tomorrow, and executive coaching to create career resilience in your team.

Julie is a past president of Financial Executives International Silicon Valley (FEI SV) Chapter. Under her leadership, FEI Silicon Valley Chapter initiated the FEISV CFO Readiness Academy in 2014 and received four National Awards in 2017. Julie is currently on the Supervisory & Audit Committee of First Tech Federal Credit Union, 6th largest in the nation with $12B of assets under management. Julie is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Morrissey Compton, a non-profit corporation assisting children with learning differences. Most recently, she completed her service on the Board of LotLinx as Audit Committee Chair and Compensation Committee member. She is a noted speaker on Accounting, Finance, and IT Transformations, leading panels at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Santa Clara University, and in other forums.

Julie Cavanna-Jerbic earned a B.A. in Economics and French Literature from the University of California at Berkeley graduating with High Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California and completed the Directors’ College at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Law School.

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