Recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations.



Julie Filizetti


As a partner in our San Francisco office, Julie focuses primarily on higher education leadership roles in public and private institutions, including presidents, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and directors. She conducts searches in a range of areas, including academic medicine, training and development, advancement, research, and technology. Since coming to Isaacson, Miller in 2007, she has developed strong relationships with many clients, including several land-grant institutions and private universities Clients turn to Julie for her ability to adapt to an organization's needs and grow their leadership capacity. Prior to transitioning to the search world, she served as the associate provost for academic affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and as a fellow of the American Council on Education, the nation's premier higher education leadership development program. She also spent 12 years as a naval officer, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. Julie serves on advisory boards for Villanova University, Santa Clara University, and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and is a Menlo College Trustee Emeritus. A graduate of Leadership California and Leadership Monterey Peninsula, she is a frequent speaker on how to best prepare for the search process.


San Francisco


  • BS, mathematics, Villanova University
  • MS, operations research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • EdD, higher education management, University of Pennsylvania

Focus Areas

  • Higher education academic and administrative leadership
  • Faith-based and other private institutions
  • Land-grant and public universities