Who Knew?!
5 Fun Facts About Julie


If you could be a character from a TV show, movie, or book, who would you most want to be?

Oprah Winfrey


Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Elton John (still waiting to meet Barry Manilow)


What is your hidden talent?

Always having lipstick on


What’s the one thing you love to do at work?

Talk with my co-workers about new and creative ideas to build our business


If you had a theme song, what would it be?

We will rock you (Queen)

Julie Heneghan

Founder and President


Julie’s success in the staffing industry spans nearly 30 years. She built her career – and The Steely Group – on a foundation of integrity and service, guided by core personal values of honesty and reliability. Her passion for delivering top-drawer service at lighting speed is legendary, and helped rank The Steely Group #166 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.


As Founder and President of The Steely Group, Julie oversees the firm’s operations, growth strategies, market initiatives, and new business development. She leads by example, and empowers her team to be the best they can be. Under Julie’s leadership, The Steely Group was awarded certification as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and honored to be named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For© as well as Best Places to Work in Illinois.


Julie has been recognized, personally, with numerous awards throughout her career. Most recently, Julie received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine. This award is an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs and is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. Nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. She was also honored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger with the Influential Women in Business Award.


Prior to launching The Steely Group, Julie held executive roles at Advanced Clinical Services, Delta-Pharma, and Staffing Consultants. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University.


Outside of her professional life, Julie has been a hospice volunteer for 14 years and the March of Dimes, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) are just a few of the organizations she supports.


Away from the office, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, walking, and traveling to warm places.


Contact Julie: julieheneghan@thesteelygroup.com | Direct: 630.716.6358


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