Julia MacGregor-Peralta, MS MBA, has over 25 years’ experience in hands-on business management and growing companies from start up through growth stage. Currently, she is President and CEO of the Venture-backed technology company, Global Safety Management (GSM), her 6th venture.
Her businesses have ranged from a franchise in the education sector, to a translation company, to her current venture in the chemical and regulatory industry. She grew three of her companies to several million dollars in revenue, acquired a competitor and has been acquired. She has also gone through bankruptcy, which she shares openly. When asked why she is so candid, she says it is because failures, large and small, are part of the building blocks of success.
Julia is passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership, especially for women and minorities. She spends her free time mentoring other entrepreneurs, speaking and helping build the Tampa Ecosystem. Julia also has deep technicaldomain knowledge. She has over 20 years of experience in the chemical regulatory industry, with a focus on material safety and global compliance through technology. She is a recognized expert and speaker in the chemical regulatory compliance industry and the inventor of several patent- pending technologies. Julia has an MBA from University of Florida, an MS in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technolo- gies from University of South Florida and she studied Oper- ations Management at the University of Alabama.