Julia La Roche is a Correspondent for Yahoo Finance based in New York City. She’s interviewed top business leaders, including former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Alibaba vice chairman Joe Tsai, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone president Jon Gray, Blackstone vice-chair Tony James, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach, Galaxy Digital Assets CEO Mike Novogratz, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta, Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, and many others. Julia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in journalism and competed on the equestrian team. Julia is an adjunct professor for UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism. Outside of work, Julia is a member of the NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol Mounted Auxiliary and a volunteer for the New York Junior League. Julia is a member of the Economic Club of New York.