Julie Averill

Julie Averill
EVP and CTO
lululemon
Julie Averill is currently the Chief Technology Officer and EVP at lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), a global athletic apparel company. Ms. Averill joined lululemon in 2017 and has played a critical role in leveraging advanced technology to transform lululemon’s retail business and enhance guest experiences. She reports directly to the CEO and is a member of lululemon’s executive leadership team, presenting regularly to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors. At lululemon, Ms. Averill also has the responsibility for ensuring global information security and compliance.

Prior to joining lululemon, Ms. Averill served as REI’s first Chief Information Officer. In that role she created the company’s technology strategy and led all the IT teams. She sponsored major systems upgrades across the company that modernized and improved supply chain, merchandizing, call centers, stores, and omni channel, positioning the co-op for growth and sustainability. Before REI, Ms. Averill spent a decade at Nordstrom where she held several key positions on the company’s IT leadership team and was responsible for driving their early e-commerce and omni-channel strategy.

Ms. Averill has been recognized for her leadership in technology and retail as one of 50 Innovative Technology Leaders in 2021 by Forbes; CTO of the year in 2019 by Dive Awards; one of 2017’s Top Women in Retail Tech with RIS News. Ms. Averill earned her MBA from the University of Washington, and a BA in computer science from Seattle Pacific University. She is also a mother of three and enjoys traveling, yoga and competitive sports. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and sponsors two of lululemon’s eight Employee Resource Groups: LGBTQ+ and Women in STEM. She also spends much of her time working toward global equity through various efforts.

Speaking in:

Wednesday
July 27
10:30 am11:00 am
American Express Theatre
At the core of lululemon is its culture: innovative, diverse, inclusive and authentic. When Julie Averill, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, set out to scale lululemon’s technology team into India, she led with a culture-first approach. In this engaging session, Julie will discuss lululemon’s journey - where they’ve been, and where they’re going. She will share highlights from their India Tech… Read more
Wednesday
July 27
11:00 am12:00 pm
Palos Verdes Terrace, 4th floor
Join our handpicked group of subject matter experts to discuss future-forward ideas. With three separate opportunities to engage, NRF’s expert-led Think Tanks allow attendees to dive deep into a single topic or explore three different topics for a broader perspective. Join your peers and be inspired during these insightful share-and-learn “group thinks” held on Terranea’s gorgeous lawn. … Read more