From a successful college career at Portland State University studying business administration and accounting to her achievements throughout her professional career, achievement is a habit that’s hard to break for Julie Norberg, vice president of planning and analytics at National MI.
Norberg joined National MI in 2012, becoming one of the startup’s first hires. She helped develop National MI’s finance department from scratch, establishing the company’s accounting system and leading recruitment of the finance department.
As National MI’s vice president of planning and analytics, Norberg works with the company’s front line sales and operation teams and is responsible for developing sales plans and revenue projections in addition to developing the company’s expense plan. Norberg was instrumental in defining system functionality to account for mortgage insurance premiums, she helped incorporate revenue recognition principles into the company’s client transaction system.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
A former colleague advised me to ‘Just be myself. Don’t try to change anything or pretend to be someone different as being yourself has gotten you this far.’ I’ve carried that advice with me and whenever my confidence is shaken, I remind myself that being true to myself has not failed me yet.