Julia K. Bonafede is the head of Wilshire Consulting and is a member of Wilshire's Board of Directors. Ms. Bonafede joined Wilshire Associates in1991; she then moved to Wilshire Analytics in 1993 and in 1996, started Wilshire's European Analytics business in London. In 1999, Ms. Bonafede headed Wilshire Analytics' U.S.-based client service group located in Wilshire's New York and Santa Monica offices.
Ms. Bonafede has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the CFA Institute and is a founding member of the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals. Ms. Bonafede is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Her publications include, "The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index: The Logistics Behind Managing Broad-Based Indexes,"Journal of Indexes, 3rd Quarter 2003; and "A Multi-Period Linking Algorithm that Has Stood the Test of Time," The Journal of Performance Measurement, Volume 7: Number 1.