Before starting her first job as an EA, she thought of executive assistants as task rabbits, scheduling dozens of meetings a week for the world’s more powerful people. She learned that while that was true, EAs are so much more than that; they are strategic problem solvers.
On a regular day, she found herself calling restaurants looking for private dining rooms, testing products and looking for the best non-glitchy software for a virtual board meeting, as well as mapping out the fastest international travel routes. But without a dedicated resource to find these answers, Julia had to reinvent the wheel daily. Julia and Evan started Cabinet to stop the churn and give executive assistants a go-to destination that would both help them be more productive and gather the information they needed when they needed it the most, so they could focus on the bigger picture.
Julia Hawkins is an accomplished administrative professional with over four years experience supporting five partners at the largest Venture Capital firm in the southeast. As founder of Cabinet, she loves supporting admins that care about making an impact on the world and delivering products that strengthen their productivity and happiness. Julia received a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and an M.B.A from Cornell University. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband and rescue cat, Lego, and can often be found biking, boating, or skiing.
Evan Kesten has a diverse background including defense engineering, product management, and academic research. After graduating receiving his M.S. from Cornell Tech in 2018, he started Cabinet with Julia to bring admins the same kind of tailored software support that he enjoyed in the various roles of his career. When he's not working on Cabinet, you can find him building hobby electronics projects, 3D printing, or making incredible coffee.