IRONSIDE'S CORE VALUES
Ironside believes in fully understanding each client’s business, how they succeed, their position in the marketplace, their people and culture. That is the only way a consultant can understand and address the challenges Family Businesses face. Ironside listens, to understand concerns and understand the desired vision/state. And once that destination is clear, Ironside communicates to help the entire team get there.
Ironside clients know Julie will do the right thing, even when information is difficult to hear, she will share her thoughts and findings. Impartial, outside perspective helps identify areas for improvement and change, and insights shared through honest dialogue help deliver great results.
Julie understands the unique dynamics of a Family Business. She has worked as a Family Business executive and recognizes the nuances family leaders must navigate to engage shareholders. Ironside works to honor the values, history, and hard work of the founder and past generations, serving as a keeper of the mission and protector of the business while guiding decisions for the long-term profitability of the entity.
"Ironside created a program for our organization that aligned our compensation structure with the market, included having a standardized process for rating candidates, and emphasized the creation of relationships with the candidate(s) and the hiring manager during the interview process. Without question, in every area in which Julie consulted, our organization experienced significant improvements.”
- Vince Williamson, Chief Operating Officer, Identiti
"We have had the distinct privilege of working with Ironside & Associates for nearly four years. Our engagement with Julie Jacobs and the team during this period has been very diverse in scope and couldn't have taken place at a more pivotal period in our company's history. In 2019 we set out lofty goals to solidify company growth and sustainability. While the initiatives will continue to evolve, I'm confident that we would not be in the same position of strength we find ourselves in today without Julie's support and guidance.”
- Zack Sicher, Owner | Managing Partner, Identiti
"Julie Jacobs understands people. Over the last four years with our company, she has adroitly adjusted to many individual personalities and facilitated powerful discussions between us. She shows compassion to those she coaches while inspiring them to best serve the company. She has enthusiastically embraced each new challenge that has come with our rapidly-growing (and changing) small business, and has played a vital role in the restructuring of our company. In short, Julie makes the whole of an organization greater than the sum of its parts. We are grateful to call Julie a member of the team, as she has made us better.”
- Christian Murphy, Executive Director & Owner, Catharsis Productions
“Julie is a great teammate. She is a joy to work with, and she delivers outstanding results. I have been fortunate to have worked with terrific HR talent at companies such as Clorox, Pepsi, and SC Johnson, and Julie Jacobs is as good as it gets. She is a strategic business partner who ventures beyond the HR silo to understand the entire business. She leads her team with vision and an admirable sense of accountability to deliver talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies and plans that fuel both organizational and bottom line growth. During our time together at ETA hand2mind, our team embarked on a significant cultural transformation, and Julie was a vital leader of the journey and our ultimate success.”
- Jude Rake, Founder & Principal, JDR Growth Partners
“Our team needed a new skill set. Julie recognized that right away. She brings a level of expertise that is unmatched. She’s a trusted partner, unflappable under stress, and one of our secret weapons. She has helped facilitate change that would have taken us much longer to achieve on our own. She has helped align our team to deliver on our promise of sustainable profitability while enabling physician partners to maintain clinical autonomy and financial control.”
- Chris Bishop, CEO, Veterinary Innovative Partners