Julie Connolly

As the Executive Assistant to Aakash Patel, Julie Connolly is dedicated to maintaining the day-to-day technical and creative administrative skills that are required to run a multi-client and relationship-built business. As a leader of #TeamElevate, Julie has the experience and knowledge to maintain the relationships that help grow Elevate, Inc. and our community.

With over a decade of experience in working with some of the largest Commercial Real Estate firms such as CBRE and Highwood’s Properties, Connolly has a unique and solid background in Real Estate and management.

Connolly is resourceful, innovative and detail oriented with a considerable amount of knowledge regarding Executive and Administrative procedures as well as excellent technical and scheduling skills. She is creative, a quick learner, and an organized team player who brings innovative ideas to the organization.

Julie also has a background in non-profit and medical records and is currently a part-time student at Hillsborough Community College working towards an A.A. degree.

Originally from St. Charles, MO., Julie has lived in the Tampa Bay area since her family relocated in 1985. She lives with her husband and their two daughters.

Along with the team, Julie is always ready to #ElevateTampa and is fortunate to have #TeamElevate help showcase how #TampaHasSwagger!



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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs