The Partner

Julianna Reed

Reed considers herself an odd duck "Partner" candidate. This non-profit worker from Santa Monica, CA, doesn't boast any B-school cred. Instead, she hopes her "well-rounded resume and … set of skills" will help her become Marcus' partner.

"Honestly, I think sometimes it's just believing in yourself," says Reed.

She also credits her competitive nature as the key to her success and hopes that quality will make her a force to be reckoned with on "The Partner."

As a Program Manager for I Am That Girl, a non-profit organization, Reed helps young girls turn their "self-doubt in to self-love" while also managing special projects and seeking funding via brand partnerships. Reed believes her ability to raise money will come in handy as she competes to work side-by-side with Marcus Lemonis.