Julie Dodd

Former COO, Ultimate Software

Julie Dodd is an entrepreneurial business strategist who has spent her career driving profitability, revenue, and shareholder ROI for fast-paced, rapid-growth business ventures. She is at the forefront of technologies and product offerings—translating ideas into executive solutions to influence market share and brand dominance. Julie thrives on driving investments in R&D and enabling agile, scalable platforms to keep pace with aggressive product and customer-base expansion. Most recently, Julie served as COO, CSO, and SVP/General Manager of Workplace Services for Ultimate Software, leading the organization from 650 to 6,500+ employees with $1.4B in revenue. In conjunction with Ultimate’s CTO and executive team, Julie scaled Ultimate’s SaaS product offering for growth through partnerships, internal product expansions, and external acquisitions.

Out-of-the-box collaborations between CTO and CSO services drove continued product and customer success through a united front focused on product features, success factors, service models, customer feedback, and future offerings. Julie believes in the winning combination of Product + People + Service + Culture. Her ability to assess capability, inspire talent, promote innovation, and foster customer satisfaction through employee engagement created a high-functioning, people-first culture that was recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for 11 times. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is a current board member of Feeding South Florida.

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