- a client in Moscow, Russia says -
I had the extreme pleasure of working for Julie Rasmussen in Moscow, Russia during the extraordinary market turbulence of the 1990's in Eastern Europe. As the CEO of Mary Kay International Russia and Europe, Julie provided unique leadership and vision, opening and establishing Mary Kay as the #1 prestige American cosmetics brand throughout the former Soviet Union, along with Hertz and line of coffee shops (through MK's parent holding company Richmont.) During unbelievable market gyrations in all directions, I learned from her the value and payoff of focus, discipline and hard work. Wanting to be my own CEO one day, Julie was a delight to work for as she allowed me the space to take an idea and run with it, promoted as you demonstrated your competence and contribution, and as well encouraged and demanded excellence in all disciplines from me and the entire staff.”