Julian is a nationally recognized strategist who has been at the cutting-edge of education and workforce development for over 30 years.
Prior to joining SocialTech.ai, Julian served as Vice President of Workforce Partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) where he transformed CCRI’s low-performing workforce operation into an award-winning, nationally-recognized operation that is now a key driver for workforce and economic development in Rhode Island serving over 25,000 students annually.
Julian has held senior positions at Southern New Hampshire University where he helped design and establish College for America; as founder and Executive Director of non-profit Workforce Strategy Center advising over 23 states, the federal government, and numerous foundations on education and workforce policy; and at LaGuardia Community College and the Partnership for New York City.
Julian has authored major studies on workforce strategy. His views on engaging employers and creating effective workforce development systems have received extensive attention in national and local media, and he speaks and writes regularly on the need for policy and educational reform in the field.