“Over the course of the last few years, Justin has been an invaluable resource across various ventures that we have worked on together, including; Coordinates, Curbstand, Ziply and ChefMate. He has a unique ability to take a company in the proof of concept stage and transform it into a burgeoning startup.”
“I have had the pleasure to work closely with Justin on several early-stage companies, where we devised go-to-market strategies, created investor materials and developed brand and content strategies. Most recently, Justin built the operating model for Heartbeat, which was instrumental in understanding how to most efficiently scale our business.”
“Justin is someone that is extremely passionate and committed to working with founders. I have been impressed with him on a professional and personal level, not only in terms of working with Shimmur to create financial projections, but also from the experiences other startups in my network have had working with him.”
“Justin is an absolute rockstar to work with. Not only is he extremely intelligent and passionate, but he is fully committed to helping the founding team. Justin has helped connect us with initial investors, improve our financial model, and strategize the best ways to scale the business. From a personal level, he is incredibly energetic, fun to be around, and gets along with everyone. He deserves the highest level of recognition possible.”
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and venture advisor, but more importantly, is someone who is motivated to identify and partner with talented entrepreneurs who are redefining their respective industries. Justin founded Savage Advisory to provide the necessary guidance that every founder needs regardless of their prior experience and respective company’s maturity.
Over the past six years, Justin has worked with over 50 early-stage companies, across a variety of sectors; Media: Perpetual Media, Shareability, Football Controlled Fan League, Fingerprint, K2 Media, Frequency; Publishing: Dazed Digital, Fashion Networks Europe; Ecommerce: Trendy Butler, Philter Labs, Node, Dyrdek Machine, St. Midas, Neural Sales, Gold Coast Distribution, Coordinates, Xterra, Master & Muse; Marketplaces / On Demand: BashPros, Curbstand, Chefmate; Social: Shimmur, Heartbeat Media, Jogg; Health & Wellness: TruBrain, Fitplan, Wellnest, Beachbody Fintech: OPER, Float. Additionally, he has held C-level positions at a number of early-stage companies, most recently as Chief Revenue Officer at Jogg, a Disney & Techstars Accelerator company. Moreover, he served as an Associate at the Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA Ventures and as an Associate at Watertower Group, a Los Angeles based venture advisory & investment firm. Before that, he was an Associate in the Media & Telecom investment banking group at Houlihan Lokey.
Justin received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and his BA from University of Florida, where he was a Warrington Scholar, a distinction given only to the top 3% of finance students.