JULIE BENEZET has devoted her professional life to building companies, real estate and careers. With a philosophy gleaned from many years of leading organizations that strong leadership builds strong companies, Ms. Benezet focuses on the building the breadth and depth of the leadership bench. She spent four years as a member of the Amazon.com leadership team that brought that company from its early steep ramp up phase to its first quarter of GAAP profitability. As Vice President, Corporate Resources and Director of Global Real Estate, she is credited with the strategic planning and delivery of over 7,000,000 square feet worldwide with the supporting corporate infrastructure in just two years. Before joining Amazon.com, Ms. Benezet led the growth of a number of business and real estate consulting companies whose clients ranged from Fortune 100 to start-ups. During that time, she served as vice president of a wireless telecommunications project management company, growing it from a $400,000 local to a $10,000,000 national company in one year. Her work as a consultant followed 12 years as a business and finance lawyer in New York and Seattle, Washington. She has negotiated over $1 billion in equity and debt capital. Ms. Benezet is a member of the New York and Washington State Bar Associations and is an experienced facilitator and mediator. She holds an LLB (law) and M.S. (psychology) from McGill University and a B.A. from Vassar College and Cornell University. She has served on various boards including the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton, the Executive Education Advisors Board at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, CREW Foundation and Sparling, Inc. She speaks and teaches on the challenges of leading company growth in the Digital Age, and has appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Office & Industrial Properties, and Corporate Real Estate Strategies.