Julene Vrieze
Business Manager

A process-oriented professional with a background in accounting and auditing, Julene provides finance and administrative support to herronpalmer’s consulting team, as well as acting as a liaison with clients for general business, contracts, and billing questions.

Before joining herronpalmer, Julene spent several years as an Internal Auditor; the most recent seven at EntrustDatacard (previously Datacard Group), where she assisted in bringing the audit function in-house and conducted financial and operational audits in a manufacturing environment. She also conducted ISO 9000 quality audits, and performed ongoing monitoring of internal practices such as expense reporting and revenue compliance.

Prior to Datacard, Julene was a Senior Internal Auditor with Portico (formerly ELCA Board of Pensions), auditing both internal processes as well as eligibility audits of plan participants.

Julene began her career with five years in public accounting, auditing non-profit entities, preparing their 990 information tax filings, and working with a variety of other small business clients.

Julene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southwest Minnesota State University.