SpeakersFierce Feminine Leadership Live
Julie Barker Merz
President & Head of Wealth Direct Investing, BMO Investorline
Julie is President BMO InvestorLine—Canada’s number one ranked on-line brokerage business. She is also leading a “Women & Wealth” strategic initiative for the Bank, is Director and Treasurer of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, Board Director for BMO Nesbitt Burns and is the former chair of the Wealth Management Diversity & Inclusion Council. She is a long-standing and strong supporter of women in business, sport and the community. Throughout her 19 year career with BMO Financial Group, Julie has earned the reputation of being a leader who executes with pace, courage, and excellence, inspiring multi-disciplinary teams to come together towards a common vision. She is never afraid to take on new challenges and thrives in ambiguity and change, always seeking out new opportunities to grow and learn. Julie received her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and her MBA from Dalhousie University. She is fluently bilingual (English/French) and proud mother of 2 young girls. When she is not running her business (or running after her girls!), Julie enjoys running marathons.